Going Dutch

We were recently asked to source a radiogram for a customer, after seeing and hearing one of our previous restorations whilst on holiday in Brittany at La Chaumine.

The result was this beautiful Bush RG46 radiogram from 1954.  With a fully restored radio, brand new record deck, aux input for mp3 or bluetooth and personally delivered to its new home in Alkmaar, Holland.

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Definitely the best Wayne’s Radio roadtrip so far.   It included night ferry from Harwich, tour of the beautiful town of Alkmaar, educational visit to the cheese museum, slice of Apple Cake, a fabulous lunch, climb up a working windmill, several cups of coffee and an assortment of traditional biscuits.   All this was courtesy of a generous chunk of Dutch hospitality from the radiogram’s new owners.  We ended the trip with a large glass of wine and a well earned rest on the night ferry home.  A job well done.
As for Alkmaar, definitely go visit, it’s worth the trip.
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Radio Roundup


387707234A little look back at Wayne’s Radios 2014.  We’ve had the good fortune to hook up with vintage radio lovers who appreciate the style and sound of a vintage radio as much as we do.  We’ve worked on radios in many different shapes and sizes, met some amazing people and travelled the length and breadth of the country.

We’re now looking forward to 2015 and getting started on one or two of these. Just a sample of our extensive radio collection.

2015

Blue Spot Monte Carlo Radiogram

Probably late fifties, early sixties Blue Spot radiogram, with a wonderful dark brown mahogany, high gloss finish.  Once the Blaupunkt valve radio warms up and the cocktail cabinet is loaded, you’re ready to roll back the rug and party.

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The Blue Spot radiogram was considered The Radiogram in its day and it still packs a powerful punch.  I love the pale blue Garrard deck.  It really contrasts against the dark wood, although it’s difficult to do it justice in a photograph.  Vinyl is making a comeback, although for some of us, it never went away.

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