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HIRE OF OLD TVs AND RADIOS

Working period sets for filming and TV productions.

  • STUDIO & TV HIRE, 3 Ariel Way, London W12 7DP (0181-749 3445). Wide range of other domestic items as well.

HIRE OF OLD LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

  • Working period studio lights for film and TV productions, also other lighting and sound-related props. JIM LAWS LIGHTING, West End Lodge, Wrentham, Beccles, NR34 7NH (01502-675264 ).
  • RECLAIMED ENJOYMENT, 95 Chesterfield Road, North Wingfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 5LF, Tel: 07775 675966, restore vintage theatrical, stage, photographic and film lighting. Web site at www.reclaimedenjoyment.co.uk.

HIRE & MAINTENANCE OF 1950s/60s TV STUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR SET RE-CREATIONS

  • A variety of image orthicon and other cameras, tripods, monitors, lighting and other studio fitments can be hired with competent operators/technicians. Technical consultancy to get things looking just right as well. Contact GOLDEN AGE TELEVISION RECREATIONS, either Dicky Howett on 1371 820155 or Paul Marshall on 01522-703348. Web site at www.golden-agetv.co.uk   Supplier of services to the television industry on numerous occasions. They also provided support at the TV70 event Alexandra Palace, which marked television's 70th anniversary in November 2006.

HIRE & MAINTENANCE OF 1940s/50s/60s RADIO STUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR SET RE-CREATIONS

  • A variety of cue lights with stainless steel surrounds, old meter panels and other studio fitments can be hired with competent operators/technicians. Technical consultancy to get things looking just right as well. Contact Robin Cherry on 01279-724583 (mobile 07762 160 122).

HIRE OR SALE OF OLD TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT

Most of these dealers are in business to sell, rather than hire, but Studio Sav and Telephone Lines certainly offer hire as well.

  • William BATH 01202-434003 (shop), 01929-425338 (home), 0181-941 1687 (London). Dealing and collecting in telephones and other artefacts of the first half of the 20th century. Bakelite phones and kiosk equipment always wanted.
  • John FERRIS, 01429-223922. Kiosk backboards, notice frames, notices and adverts, also cash tray locks.
  • METRO RETRO, 21 Canonbury Lane, London, N1 2AS (shop 0171-288 1086, enquiries tel/fax 01245-442047). ‘Deco’ phones and electric fans.
  • THE OLD TELEPHONE COMPANY, Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, The Old Granary, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7RE (01245-400601). Superbly restored phones at antique shop prices. Web site http://158.43.192.14/town/avenue/gf54/index.shtml
  • ON THE AIR, The Highway, Hawarden, CH5 3DN (tel/fax 01244-530300). Deeside's unique vintage technology shop and repair workshop. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.30. www.vintageradio.co.uk
  • OTTERSWICK TELEPHONES, Flat 2F2, 6 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS (0131-228 3690). Specialists in original 1890s to 1950s metal, wooden and bakelite telephones.
  • Laurence RUDOLF, London (020-8446 4983). Telephones and red telephone kiosk spares for sale. Items also purchased.
  • STUDIO SAV, 17 Bell Street, London, NW1 (020-7258 3448). Some telephones, also 1930s-1960s vintage hi-fi and wireless, buy/sell, repairs. Not the lowest prices.
  • TELEPHONE LINES Ltd, 304 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JF (01242-583699, fax 01242-690033). Wide range of antique and reproduction phones, plus plaited cords sometimes.

PERIOD ROAD VEHICLES FOR HIRE

  • ACTION VEHICLES, Shepperton Studio Centre, Shepperton, TW17 0QJ (01932-566766).
  • Mr HARRISON, Bradley Garage, Bradley Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3QW (01904-738707).
  • INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE REGISTER (01202-789101).
  • MOTORHOUSE HIRE Ltd., Spring Cottage, Cross Lane, Weston Underwood, Olney, MK46 5LD (01234-711300).
  • NGP FILM SERVICES, Foundry Road Industrial Estate, Trelaw, Rhondda, CF20 2XD (01443-431725, fax 01443-435645). More than 4,000 vehicles available from 1900 onwards, also specialist camera-tracking vehicles.
  • SCREEN FACILITIES (01527-576777).
  • SMUGGLERS CLASSIC CARS (020-7371 8007)
  • TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT, The Old Manse, 2 Douglas Road, Leslie, KY6 3JZ (01592-744226, fax 01592-621741).
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