We love our vintage radios here at Mullard Magic and Mullard Antiques & Collectibles! We specialise in older technology, which means predominantly Analogue and not Digital (DAB); although we do sneak in a few with a retro style, and in those that are, mainly but not exclusively, manufactured in Britain. From the 1930s to the 1990s, valves to transistors, and real wood to leather, we love it all!
We have a few of the iconic manufacturers in the collection including; Roberts, Hacker and Bush. All the radios are stripped, cleaned, polished, fixed and working prior to sale. Wherever possible, we try to keep the parts original but sometimes replacement is necessary in order to make the radio function properly.
Similarly, except for a clean and polish, we like to keep the case covers original, but sometimes this just isn’t possible. Rexine (leatherette) in particular can scuff, scratch and tear, so in this instance we do replace with a variety of natty fabrics. I particularly like the cotton cat themed fabric but we’ve also used faux ostrich leather, duck egg blue check and a rather fetching purple polka dot!
We’ve lots more radios in our collection just waiting for some tender, loving care from Mr Mullard Magic. They then seek their ideal home from collectors of vintage radio or just those of us whom like to complement our home décor with that eye catching working accessory!
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