Cabinet and dial restoration. See also paints and lacquers for restoration projects

  • AGILE TOOLS, Box 1408, London, NW10 9ES (020-8452 6724). Panel locks, tubular keys and locks
  • ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY, 6221 S. Maple Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA (00 1 602-820 5411, fax 00 1 602-820 4643). Comprehensive source of tubes, parts and supplies for restoring old radios. Elaborate 32-page catalogue free, mail order a speciality, credit cards taken.
  • ANTIQUE RADIO HARDWARE, Guy Frederick, 1121 Powers NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA (00 1 616-456 9378). Knobs, handles, pendants, pulls, etc. Original dies for hundreds of different patterns dating back to 1920. Single piece or multiple orders.
  • ANTIQUE RADIO LABS, Route 1, Box 41, Cutler, IN 46920, USA (00 1 317-268 2214). Wide range of radio restoration parts and custom replica parts service, also copies of tech manuals.
  • BAKELITE parts can be manufactured to order by Unique (India) Dies, 13, Sainath Industrial Estate, Off Aarey road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400063, India. Tel: 091-022-28741675, 28730996, 28541673. Fax: 091-022-28541673. They claim to possess tool room facilities and to have exported radio knobs to the USA in large quantities. For your requirements for mouldings in Bakelite, S.M.C. or D.M.C. email Edwin Fernandez at
  • J.A. CREW & COMPANY LTD. 6 Station Road, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northants NN11 3RB. Tel: 01327 263873. Web site: Model engineering tools, electronic components, surplus miscellany, materials and fastenings
  • DAVIES MOLDING Co. (NAPCO), Houston and Dallas, Texas, USA (00 1 800-580 2521 in Houston, 00 1 800-580 9515 in Austin, and 00 1 214-241 9450 in Dallas). They list the old fashioned general-purpose phenolic black instrument cases, ABS cases, etc.
  • Ben DIJKMAN & CO. Specialist and hard-to-find repro parts for vintage radios, particularly Philips. Web site:
  • FIDDES, Florence Works, Brindley Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom. CF11 8TX. Tel : +44 (0) 29 2034 0323, Fax : +44 (0) 29 2034 3235. E mail : Web site: . Suppliers of every conceivable wood refinishing material to industry, including cellulose and coloured cellulose spray lacquers, as originally used on vintage radios.
  • HOLBOURNE INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS, Unit 10, Rumer Hill Business Estate, Rumer Hill Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0ET; Tel: 01543 570011, can supply EBONITE among many other exotic materials. Web site:
  • Rita HUTCHINGS, 2100 Pine Valley Cove, Germantown, TN 38138, USA (00 1 901- 754 5565, ). Plastic dial covers remade.
  • LAZERTRAN Ltd., 8 Alban Square, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0AD, Wales, UK. Tel: 01545 571149. Web Email: This company now supplies a replacement for JetCal paper. This enables you to easily produce opaque or clear transfers using an inkjet printer.
  • Clive MASON. Tel: 01902 662050 after 6pm. Excellent source of original and repro parts for Round Ekcos and other sought-after sets.
  • OLD TIME REPLICATIONS (Larry Bordonaro), 574 Tobias, Van Nuys, CA 91411, USA (00 1 818-786 2500). Knobs, push buttons, escutcheons, plastic grilles and handles remade.
  • Dick OLIVER, 28604 Schwalm Drive, Elkhart, IN 46517, USA (00 1 219-522 4516). Reproduction Philco cabinet parts, clock finials, etc.
  • PULSAR PROFESSIONAL, 21 Carriage Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327-2496, USA. Tel:(850) 926-2009. Fax: (888) 280-7570. Web site: Very inventive site offering a method to create dry transfers/decals in any colour, including metallic. Also there's a system to make small runs of printed circuit boards.
  • RADIOCRAFT. Yes, here at Radiocraft we offer a matchless cabinet restoration service. As used by the top collectors and big museums, but at surprisingly affordable prices. CLICK HERE for more...
  • RENOVATED RADIOS, Renovated Radios, 5209 Saint Richard Drive, Shelby Township, Michigan 48316 USA. Web site: Useful supplier of reproduction knobs, push buttons, rubber parts etc. for radios and even CRT masks for 7-inch Motorola VT71/73 televisions. Lots more besides on their site.
  • RESTORATION MATERIALS, Barnside, 194 Wellington Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 9AH (0161-764 2741). Web site:  Full range of clock maker's supplies also applicable to radio cabinet work, including chemicals, lacquers, wood stopping, sealants, adhesives, toners, metal finishes, polishes, shellac and cellulose polishes, solvents, stains, waxes, gums, wire wool and tools.
  • Doyle ROBERTS, HC 63, Box 236-1, Clinton, AR 72031, USA (00 1 501-745 6690, ). Reproduction dial covers, dials and decals for old radios.
  • RETRO-TRONICS can supply a large range of repro backs, mainly (but not exclusively) for US sets. Other services are also available. Web site:
  • ROCK-SEA ENTERPRISES, 323 E. Matilija St. #110-241, Ojai, CA 93023, USA (00 1 805-646 7362). Reproduction dial scales and decals for old radios.
  • SAVOY HILL PUBLICATIONS. Now under new ownership: Paul & Alex Ollivier - Fir View, 7 Rabys Row, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5AW. Tel: 01209-820771, E mail: The 'Antique Wireless Newsheet' available to subscribers. Sometimes old and reproduction radio transfers, speaker cloth.
  • SMALL PARTS, Inc., USA (00 1 800-220 4242). Phenolic (i.e. bakelised paper) sheet and rods.
  • STEPHAN'S RADIOVERZAMELING Dutch site, Repro dials, knobs and plenty more to explore.
  • John SWINGEWOOD, 5 Blaze Park, Wallheath, DY6 0LL (01384-401135, fax 01384-292110, Makes replica Bakelite knobs to order using your original to make the mould. Produces turned brass inserts and other custom metal work.
  • L.W. TERRELL, 7109 E. Arbor Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85208, USA (00 1 602-830 7849). Custom replicas of old knobs and dial lenses.
  • William TURNER, 1117 Pike, Saint Charles, MO 63301, USA (00 1 314-949 2210). Remanufactured plastic dial and clock covers, any style.
  • VALE VENEERS 29 Poplar Rd, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1XN. Tel 01296 433 151. Web site: Useful supplier of veneers with efficient postal service.
  • VINTAGE TV & RADIO SUPPLY, 3498 West 105th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111, USA (00 1 216-671 6712). Components, refinishing supplies, reproduction parts, books and literature. Free catalogue.
  • WADE'S WORLD OF KNOBS, 7109 E Arbor Avenue, Mesa, Arizona, 85208, USA (00 1602-830 7849). This organisation makes resin castings of old knobs.
  • WOOD FINISHES DIRECT Ltd, Otterpool Manor, Otterpool Lane, Sellindge, Ashford, KENT, TN25 6DB. Web: Comprehensive source of everything you need for finishing wood.

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