Links to some of the sites I have found useful

(not in any particular order, you will find others on other pages throughout the site.)

 

Technical books to download

www.pmillett.com/tecnical_books_online.htm
www.tech-systems-labs.com/books.htm

Engineering and Technology

www.du.edu/~jcalvert/tech/techhom.htm#elec

www.du.edu/~etuttle/electron/elecindx.htm

Another list ofVintage Radio Sites (UK)

www.portabletubes.co.uk/sitefiles/Links.htm

Three more lists

here, here and here

Vintage Radio & Audio Components for sale:

www.6v6.co.uk

Valves, test equipment, books, diagrams for sale: I have purchased valves from Crowthorne and can recommend this site

www.crowthornetubes.com/

Valves, test equipment and components for sale:

www.radio-memories.co.uk/

If you don't know what wood your cabinet is made from you may be able to match it from te colour photographs shown here:

www.woodworking.org/WC/woodsampler.html

A Dutch site with service documentation, photos and details of many radios and television sets: (see vade mecum)

http://www.radiotechniek.nl/

Argentinian collectors site with nice pictures (but few details) of many radios

http://www.antiquesboedo.com.ar/

Vols 1 to 23 of the Riders Manuals for American radios. (these are very big PDF files)

hertz.pagesonline.net

Cleaning metal surfaces and restoring patina some tips and ideas you might find helpful

www.trapdoorcollector.com/restoration.html

BRITISH VINTAGE RADIO DATABASE (1071 photos of 900 radios by 146 makers!) This is a very useful site which can be used to help you identify an unknown radio:

www.classaxe.com/wireless/data/

A really good web site for Philips circuits and details of European radios and tube equivalents

home.luna.nl/~arjan-muil/radio/database/

Here are a few others that I have found interesting and useful:

American site with vintage and antique Radios,tube substitution data, schematics etc.

www.nostalgiaair.org/

References, tips etc:

www.justradios.com/captips.html

www.vintage-radio.com/repair-restore-information/

www.tubecollector.org/documents

resistor and capacitor colour codes etc.

http://www.mds975.co.uk/Content/components01.html

Wires and cable for sale

www.wires.co.uk/

Loudspeaker cloth excellent reproduction cloth, good service

www.grillecloth.com/

Radios for sale and restoration, things to make, repairs and restoration service and spare parts

www.pasttimesradio.co.uk

Great site with loads of pages and pictures including 18000 schematics of mainly european radios.

http://www.radiomuseum.org"

You want to buy a telephone? Need parts for one? Here are two sites which you should look at. Every telephone sold has been taken apart, professionally cleaned,restored and fully tested.

http://www.abdyantiques.co.uk/

http://www.antiquetelephones.co.uk/

History of engineering comprehensive source of information from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the 1960s.

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/

Service Data etc. Savoy Hill publications www.savoy-hill.co.uk/ might be able to supply you with diagrams service data etc. They claim to have the largest and most comprehensive library of service data and have have a huge collection of trade catalogues dating back to the early 20's.

Discussion forums Want to know something, want spare parts? Try Alan Lord's page Vintage wireless forum and Paul Stenning's page Vintage radio Discussion forum on which you will find a lot of useful information.

Books I can recommend:

"The Setmakers" A history of the UK radio and television industry. BREMA 1991. This has 464 pages of fascinating and useful information of the history, intrigues and personalities of the British radio and television industry, its rise and fall.

"Bakelite Radios"The collectors guide to the style and beauty of the bakelite Radio. 126 pages of colur plates and interesting text. Robert Hawes and Gad Sassower,Eagle Editions Ltd 2002

"Early Wireless"This book by Anthony Constable has 160 pages and 162 diagrams and photos of radios from the very beginning up to 1938. My copy was published in 1980 by Midas Books.

"Radio Radio"This book by Jonathon Hill has 320 pages and 961 diagrams and photos of radios from the very beginning up to 1995. This is the one to buy if you want to identify a particular radio. Third Edition published by Sunrise Press 1996

"The Cat's Whisker"This book also by Jonathon Hill has only 96 pages and 122 diagrams and photos and covers 50 years of wireless design. First published by Oresko Books Ltd 1978.


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