This guestbook is now concluded. Thank you for all your past entries !
Great site. Wafted me back to the "good" old days, when televisions were something to see, and there was something to see on the television (Glyn Daniel, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Philip Harben and the lovely Miss Peters - who married Barry Waldman of ??? Quiz fame). I used to repair Pye LV30s and TV12s, and still miss Test Card C.
And Billie Whitelaw as Dixon's daughter ... I've gone quite weak at the kees with the memory.
- Wednesday, 6th October, 2004 at 20:39:52 (BST)
Great site - really enjoy it. Just started collecting some vintage Australian sets - trouble is getting them going!!
Ross Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 11:26:56 (BST)
I have a Radio Craft Radiophone Type D-4. Inside the cover are instructions for use with the notation: "Registered under Armstrong US Patent No.1113149 October 6, 1914 for Amateur and Experimental use only". Any idea of the worth of this item? Best regards, Herbert Green
Herbert Green <email@example.com>
Rockville, Maryland US - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 09:11:56 (BST)
Fantastic website, full of interesting and useful infomation. Keep up the good work :-)
David McGill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blyth , Northumberland UK - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 09:06:03 (BST)
You have a fascinating site here, but I have to agree with Hamish about the Archers' theme tune!
Great stuff, keep it up please.
John Blagburn <email@example.com>
North Shields, Tyne & Wear UK - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 19:05:39 (BST)
Jim, you can find all the info you're seeking at www.radiocraft.co.uk/vintage_television/vintage_television_more_info.htm
Steve - Tuesday, June 07, 2004 at 19:34:38 (BST)
Help needed ! What do I need to get my Bush TV22 to play video tape ?? Any advice would be great. It's for a museum project and we would like to have it running.
Jim McIlmurray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lurgan, Armagh UK - Tuesday, June 07, 2004 at 18:39:26 (BST)
a new find 4 me still searching for any clips on radio stn 2LO one of the ist radio stns/ broadcasts in uk 1920/ or 1930, + can u help pls.
Jack Seath <email@example.com>
Paddington, London UK - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 13:25:38 (BST)
The music was pure nostalgia for a guy who left the UK as a teenager almost 50 years ago! All it needs to finish the selection is the theme music to "The Archers"! Hamish.
Alberta Canada - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 12:33:33 (BST)
Wonderfull website of great interest, love your details on how to restore radio equipment as I am working on an R1155 Air Ministry Receiver at the moment.
Mr John Gordon Chisnall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Colchester, Essex UK - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 13:08:52 (BST)
Joe, I think the Retrovisor didn't work out because I never ploughed enough money into mass production and professional marketing. But this would have taken tens to hundreds of thousands of pounds. As it was, this TV took took long to make to be worth my time and sold only slowly. Of course, if I had invested more money the stakes would have been higher too, and if it had failed then - it would have wiped me out...
UK - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 15:25:03 (BST)
What a great site very interesting. I'm sorry to see the reproduction Bush t.v. did not work. If I had seen one I would have bought one! How about doing a radio version of the same idea using the Bush DAC10 or the round Ecko as a model. Best Regards Joe
Joe Newton <email@example.com>
Islington, London UK - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 15:18:39 (BST)
Hi Hugh, Your set dates from 1960. It won't be worth a lot but you can get a better idea on my 'valuations' page at radiocraft.co.uk/values.htm . If you want to sell, why not pop it on my 'For Sale' page ?
Steve Ostler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sedgeberrow, Worcs. UK - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 18:39:29 (BST)
Thanks for a great site. It is a long story but I have come into possession of a Murphy A684. Looks to be in good nick. Been sitting in the corner of a schoolroom for decades! Any ideas of value? How would I dispose of it? I really appreciate any help you could give. Many thanks.
Hugh Greenwold <email@example.com>
Colchester, Essex UK - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 18:31:52 (BST)
You blew my socks off when I heard "With a song in my heart". I felt I was 5 years old again.. not 55
Manchester, UK - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 10:05:56 (GMT)
Just surfing through...nice site. Will use it in the near future.
Steve Hilty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nappanee, Indiana USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 21:57:23 (GMT)
Excellent site. Great supplier listing for 'old' components.
Les Horton <email@example.com>
Richmond, Surrey UK - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 14:02:55 (GMT)
Great side i found , i am busy make homepage wit old tubes radio and tv like this. i do al de best greetings to everyone and to the make r of this side. some can help me e mail and whe can help for the make the best of this side Eric Hublin
eric hublin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
antwerpen, belgium - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 21:28:00 (GMT)
Hi - Many years ago, in 1952, I constructed the 'Practical Television' Argus receiver. I wonder if anybody has a copy of the article that appeared in PT in 1952. I have been involved in Broadcast Television all of my life, and am now retired. I would appreciate a copy of the said article if anybody has one. What a great website Radiocraft is.
Brian Pilcher <email@example.com>
Portsmouth, Hampshire UK - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 17:08:23 (GMT)
Fab site. I've found someone to convert my Rovers' radio to FM and enjoyed surfing the site. I've been appreciative of old radios since I was small(when they weren't so old!!) and enjoy radio much more than any other medium.
Nottingham, UK - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 13:58:57 (BST)
Aloha. I just surfed in. Many greetings. Great site!
UK - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 15:19:09 (BST)
Fabulous site. The color mechanical television equipment produces spectacular images. You must have excellent optics and a very fine amplifier. Your 3-D project (including the historical sidebar) is fascinating. I'll be sure to tune in periodically, to keep up with your progress.
UK - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 09:52:03 (BST)
Hi Steve Great site full of interesting items, just wish I had been in time to buy that RGD 1046 which you showed some time ago, Ah well never mind! Best wishes for the future. Dennis Lloyd.
Dennis V. Lloyd <Denrad2@ntlworld.com>
Northampton, Northants UK - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 23:47:47 (BST)
Wot a wonderful website! I'm not so much a collector as an "accumulator" of stuff that was destined for the bin and I'm now very glad I saved it! I really must put some ads in your "for sale" page as me shed is about due to burst with all the old stuff within!! I've been to a few traction engine rallies here in north west England to display my radios and it's very heartening to see so much interest shown by the public. Brilliant website, keep up the good works, Cheers de Pete G7IFL
Pete King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire UK - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 00:08:05 (BST)
what a great website i could look in the back of a valve tv set for days.
geoff taylor m3dzb <email@example.com>
Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne UK - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 10:16:14 (BST)
Wow fantastic site. They dont make um like this anymore thats for sure. Thanks for the advice etc
Chris Muscillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Boston, Lincs. UK - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 15:53:50 (BST)
Amazing website! - wishing you every success!
Devon UK - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 13:10:17 (BST)
You have one of the most interesting sites on the net-FAB!! Paul H.
Waterlooville, UK - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 08:19:44 (BST)
A great informative site ! Many Thanks Bob
Bob Pooler <email@example.com>
Waldoboro, Maine USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 05:30:06 (BST)
Great site and great information.
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 12:54:02 (BST)
Great site, keep up the good work! :)
UK - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 23:32:27 (BST)
Hi Mike best put together web page I've seen iin this area do you know of anyone who would be interested in quality bakelite and wooded australian radios? cheers garfield wells sydney
garfield wells <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sydney, australia UK - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 22:56:14 (BST)
Hello Very nice site . I have already bookmarked it. Best wishes for You, Mike.
Cracow, - Poland - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 10:48:02 (GMT)
Hi - I was surfing Google.com and saw your interesting site. I own a Cossor transistor radio purchased in July 1958 (with my first pay packet). The numbers on its label are BA 9328 CR300T/01 and Type V9. It uses a PP9 9v battery. I wonder if this has any collectible value and if so how do I set about finding a reputable purchaser? I wondered if you could help me. I look forward to a reply. Regards - Christine (The Secretary Bird of the domain name) Tel: 01656 656752
Christine Barton <christine@thesecretarybird>
Bridgend, UK - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 12:56:16 (GMT)
Many Thanks - I've been helping my 10 yr old son with a project on John L. Baird and we needed photo's of early televisions.Your site has been a great help with photo's and info.
Newbury, Berkshire UK - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 14:15:08 (GMT)
Good site, looking for any info on Kay Halbert TVs from Culver City, California. Any info please email at email@example.com
G.B. Bonham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Enid, Ok. U.S.A. - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 18:35:01 (GMT)
james a guy <email@example.com>
sylacauga, talladega Usa - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 02:38:11 (GMT)
This is the most informative and enjoyable site I have seen in ages! Thanks for your answers to my questions too, Steve. The "history" of restoring a radiogram is fascinating and a true insight into the work and dedication involved.
Michael Law <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ashford, Kent UK - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 22:46:12 (GMT)
Well here I was feeling very sad and filled with gloom. It's raining heavily and very cold outside and browsing around various web sites to cheer me up I came across Radiocraft! Absolutely brilliant! First I played "The Laughing Policeman" which turned my sadness into smiles and laughter. Then I came across the intro for "Uncle Mac". As a child my parents used to write to 'Uncle Mac' every year asking him to play a record for my birthday - The record for any of you oldies (I am 45) that remember it was "The Little Drummer Boy". Best wishes to you all and thanks Radiocraft for brightening my day!
Blackpool, Lancs UK - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:54:56 (GMT)
What a fantastic site, I have been looking for a site like this for ages and gosh, I find you on my doorstep.i have an old 'steam driven' Cossor wireless set and now I know where it can be put right. I will be in touch very shortly.With kind regards. Rob Saunders Offenham, Evesham Worcs.
Rob Saunders <email@example.com>
Evesham, Worcestershire UK - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 09:43:30 (GMT)
Excellant site. Good stuff.Desperately need a 9in crt for an old pye tv, model no:- MW22-18. Please contact if you happen to have one of these (preferably working to some degree). Thanks very much. Alan.
Alan Harradence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, Essex UK - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:10:03 (GMT)
Enjoyed the last hour reading your great site. One thing that is clear is your Passion for things you do and that you are involved with... keep going
london, UK - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 23:24:00 (GMT)
What am I doing here at 1 AM on Christmas day!! Looking at a great website that`s what!!
Malcolm Parritt <email@example.com>
Brixham, Devon. UK - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 01:03:55 (GMT)
Well, first of all may i offer my congratulations,to such a milestone of achivement as in regards of your most interesting and informative site.I myself restored all manner of valveradio"s in the last 20 or so years, and i must say it is good to see that i shall not be mad after all. And may all be preserved for the future generations to come. Thereby i wish you all Good luck ,and keep up the good work. kind regards R.T.A. van de Wijst
Robert van de wijst <ROB@ramjam1.fsnet.co.uk>
romford, essex UK - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 22:09:05 (GMT)
Really beautiful restoration of the Majestic radiogram. Well done! Willem Hackmann
Willem Hackmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Charlbury, Oxon UK - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 17:11:00 (GMT)
Hi there. Thought I give you a note and tell you that your website is great. Keep it up.
UK - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 17:45:17 (GMT)
MMMMmmmmmmmmm Deeee-LIGHTFUL .Those Radio clips Takes me back........what can I say ....congratulations on your marvellous site .you have any more clips please . the best to you in 2003 Derek Steele
DEREK STEELE <email@example.com>
Hyde, Cheshire UK - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 11:06:18 (GMT)
Good site! Very well done indeed. Enjoyed it very much. Best wishes! :-)
UK - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 21:34:17 (GMT)
UK - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 17:38:14 (GMT)
UK - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 00:36:48 (GMT)
Excellent site. My father has a Cossor model 3467 valve radio, we believe it to be pre-war. Can anyone tell us anything about it ? Regards, Gary Crutchley
Gary Crutchley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Walsall, West Midlands UK - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 15:51:26 (GMT)
Very good webpage you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors.
Ashkelon, Israel - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 08:27:34 (GMT)
Well designed, clearly laid out with a wealth of information
(also love the 1940's cars!). I collect 1950's British battery
portables as well as many Hallicrafters 'boatanchors'. Take
a reciprocal look!
London, UK - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 16:34:09 (BST)
You have a great website. I was especially impressed with
the restoration of the Majestic radio-phono. Wonderful!
Aristos G. Kalivas <email@example.com>
Peabody, Ma. USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 19:32:21 (BST)
Hi Steve, Well that's one hell of a restoration, but to see
the end result it is fantastic. I collect and work on WW2 equipment
so all I require is a tin of green paint. But well done and
thanks for putting the site together. Also thanks for some of
the tunes, it brings back lots of old times with radio LUX and
all that. Michael
Michael Stott G0NEE <G0NEE@AOL.com>
Ovingham on Tyne, Northumberland UK - Thursday, September 26,
2002 at 23:47:07 (BST)
Love the site - just started collecting vintage Roberts Radios,
I have an RT8 in Tan and just won an R300 in Red on e-bay.
Lancs UK - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 18:26:55 (BST)
I have a tabletop mid-fifties Grundig radio with several
bands BC, FM, SW1, SW2; the electric eye is out and it doesn't
play. Am looking for replacement vacuum tubes.
Robert Hanks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Redondo Beach, Los Angeles USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at
Great site. I just love Antique Radios. If you need some
of the older semiconductors visit my web site or write me an
Stuart Kessler <email@example.com>
Clerwater, FL, Pinellas USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 22:29:05
Interesting site. Now work in electronics manufacturing,
but spent nearly 30 years in the retail radio +T.V.trade.My
main C.T.V. in my living room and used daily is a 1971 ITT/KB
CK500 using the CVC5 hybrid chassis.I have owned this set from
Rothwell, Northamptonshire UK - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 21:56:51
- Monday, July 29, 2002 at 12:18:17 (BST)
Just dropped in for a visit. Nice site.
USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 20:50:39 (BST)
Very useful site thanks... Everything from old cars to encyclopaedia
of dealers!! Layout logical too. Keep up the good work.
Stanley Ronson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bromley, Kent UK - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 16:48:33 (BST)
While your site is interesting I am irritated by a piece
and intrusive. As a web designer of sorts I keep my browser
set at 1024x768 for design purposes, and also use "Browser Sizer"
to shift it to 800x600 or 640x480 as required, but as you have
added the following to the header... self.moveTo(0,0); self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);
...I have to manually resize the browser back to 1024x768 each
time I visit the site. Other people do not use this script and
I would prefer if you didn't either. Yours sincerely, Alex Jamieson.
Alex Jamieson <email@example.com>
London, UK - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 19:28:45 (BST)
St Albans, Herts UK - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 15:08:30 (BST)
What a fascinating site. I am retired now .I was in the industrial
electronics business for 40 Years. Dad had a radio and TV business
in Liverpool and I can remember many of the sets on your site
being repaired by him. He had the first Tv license in our area,in
fact when he went to the post office to buy a license the lady
did not know what he wanted. I remember him struggling trying
to get the picture from Sutton Coldfield when it first went
on the air - Very difficult but he won a bet with one of his
mates in the local pub that he would do it. Will visit your
site often Thanks Robert Humphris
Robert Humphris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Little Sutton, cheshire UK - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 16:07:59
Steve, I was very intrigued and impressed with your Retrovisor
story that I ran across on the web a couple of years ago. That
was a brilliant re-creation! I just learned of your new website
from the link at Tom Genova's website and enjoyed it very much.
That 6" hombrew TV receiver with the WW-2 radar CRT you show
is very nice. I have two of those CRT's (VCR-517A) and sockets.
Mine produce a slight greenish cast off-white much like a prewar
developmental phosphor found in TV use. I thought it would be
neat some day to install one in a prewar console radio cabinet
and use a 1948, 7" (7JP4 CRT)ES deflection chassis to drive
it for conversational display purposes. This will have to do
until I can obtain a real prewar TV which are next to impossible
to find here in Canada. Best wishes, Robert W. Stephens Vintage
TV collector Ontario, Canada
Rob Stephens <email@example.com>
Area31, Ontario Canada - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 05:21:25
Nice site, the vintage TV section too :) Pictures, informations
and other things about the fascination world of vacuum tubes...
This site has been added to my favourites.. Bye - Pierluigi
Pierluigi B. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pistoia, Italy ITA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 15:35:52 (BST)
Amazing site.Been interested in all aspects of radio for
the past 50yrs,and still found things on here Ive not heard
of !!.Will be back for another look!!.
UK - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 15:47:34 (BST)
First class site, keep up the good work.
Malcolm Parritt <Collectradio@aol.com>
Torbay, Devon UK - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 00:33:01 (GMT)
Fun Story!!! came across your site when looking for info
on a large 1950s Grundig Majestic phonograh/stereo I inherited.
all I can say is WOW!!!
Ron Hampton <email@example.com>
Los Angeles, California USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 00:15:30
Hi Steve, Very impressive site, enjoyed working along side
you (lighting technician)at the panto last week. Your control
over those radio mics was excellent. See you next year, if not
before! Andy Ward
Andy Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Evesham, Worcestershire UK - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 20:07:38
Have just discovered your site, very impressive indeed. Will
Malcolm Parritt <email@example.com>
Brixham, Devon UK - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 00:25:19 (GMT)
Good site. I am anxious to get info about a marconi I just
Howard Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Caldwell, Texas USA - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 14:27:11 (BST)
Even better, Steve ! Kindest best wishes from Barbara and
Gerry Kennedy <email@example.com>
Bromyard, Herefordshire UK - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 19:08:41
Hi Steve really enjoyed looking round regards Dave
David R Higginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Doncaster, S.Yorks UK - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 10:48:13 (BST)
Steve, as an old and very satisfied customer ( 1932 Marconi,
50's Grundig, 50's Bush transistor, 'Toaster' radio, Retrovisor
TV, am/fm converter, Relaxator, Harmony radio )I must congratulate
you once again for being at the leading edge of innovation (
with a foothold in the past as well ! )Your web-site certainly
is far more imaginative and lively than most found with multi-national
company names on them. You could teach them a thing or two !Well
Roger G Balchin
Woking, Surrey UK - Monday, May 29, 2001 at 13:06:01 ( )
Really Cool Site! Brought up the subject of 3D TV at a "mad
engineer's club" I use to belong to, and they thought I was
nuts! Now who's laughing! I'll check in on your progress real
often from now on. You planning to sell any kits of your designs
in the future? Please keep me on your e-mailing list! Thanks!
Dan White <email@example.com>
Marietta, Ga. U.S.A - Monday, May 01, 2001 at 18:03:47 ( )
Hi Steve. Grreat to visit your site. It's very clear and
helpful which is what i'm after. Will be back soon.
Worcs, UK - Thursday, April 20, 2001 at 20:21:50 ( )
Terrific site - back to a time "when tomorrow was exciting"
excellent text and pics....I love the fuschia-pinky purple you've
used. I must say our retro-visor still causes a stir with visitors
who are amazed that it's not just an object of interest and
charm but actually works! You're absolutely up to the minute
with the soft form - look at the new Beetle, and I think I saw
that Ford in Italy is producing a wonderfully bulbous looking
new motor for the design-conscious cognoscenti!! Best of luck,Jane
Jane Dunn Ostler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bath, UK - Wednesday, April 12, 2001 at 20:23:45 ( )
And here's another check, coming at it from another direction,
just to make sure..
Steve the webmaster
- Wednesday, January 19, 2001 at 01:27:40 ( )
If you can see this, I've now fixed a mis-routing problem
on the guestbook.
Steve the webmaster
- Wednesday, January 19, 2001 at 01:25:14 ( )
Fabulous site. The color mechanical television equipment
produces spectacular images. You must have excellent optics
and a very fine amplifier. Your 3-D project (including the historical
sidebar) is fascinating. I'll be sure to tune in periodically,
to keep up with your progress.
James Hawes <email@example.com>
Skokie, IL USA - Monday, January 17, 2001 at 21:09:04 ( )
Visited the site, looks very impressive, I hope you get a
good response. I shall try and broadcast the news about Selectamatic.Grant
- Saturday, November 06, 2000 at 06:22:30 ( )
Great site mate. Liked the radiogram restoration on your
Radiocraft site too.
Peter Nairne <Nairne@Nairncom.freeserve.co.uk
Slough, Berks uk - Friday, November 05, 2000 at 23:00:32 ( )
Now the new site's up, here's a test to check the guestbook
Evesham, UK - Saturday, October 30, 2000 at 23:10:16 ( )