Vintage Farmyard Radio

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Stage One, the spiders have been evicted, the cabinet has been cleaned, sanded and had two coats of undercoat.

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Stage Two, we finally agreed on a colour.  Bakelite Cossor Melody Makers are close to our hearts.  Back in the eighties, a Melody Maker was the first of our vintage valve radios bought from an antique shop in Gwydir Street in Cambridge.  Who would have imagined that all these years later we would be sharing our love of vintage radios and renovating and restoring them.

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Never Say Die

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A 1950 Cossor Melody Maker 501 in a very sorry state.  On first glance, we thought it was a completely lost cause and it was very nearly consigned to the skip.   At the very last moment, something made us reconsider and we thought we’d give it a go.

 

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Boy are we glad we did.  As you can see, after a little bit of TLC, the Bakelite case was restored to its former glory and the vintage valves sounded just as wonderful as they did back in the 1950s.

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