I have received prompt, courteous
service from many of the following sources, but please note that
have no connection with them in any way whatsoever
as an occasional customer of some of the suppliers myself, or as an observer in the case of
the sites. Information given on this page is mostly transcribed from text provided
by the source mentioned or the site operators therefore, though offered in good faith,
I take no responsibility for any loss incurred. The links are placed
roughly in categories i.e. radios for sale, data, components etc, but many
suppliers offer a comprehensive service and if you are in doubt it almost
always will pay you to contact them by e-mail or telephone.
When contacting suppliers, please mention 'Vintage Radio World' web pages and, if writing,
enclose an SAE if a reply is needed.
All links checked and
found to be 'live' in January 2010, though not all are up to date in
content. I do the best I can with updates of these links pages, but from
time to time a changed URL or a dead link can slip by me so if you spot
any URL errors, any incorrect data or know of details that need adding or changing, please let me know!
masters: want your web site adding? Just
E-mail with your URL and I'll insert a link on this page on a reciprocal
basis (your site must list mine and meet the basic criteria listed at the
foot of the main links page).
a site that you believe should be here? E-mail the URL (see foot of page for email
address) and I'll take a look.
Tygan, Rexine, handles and fittings
(Rexine and handles should suit valve
Formerly S.W. Chaplin
grille materials. Linen backed rexine. Paper backed rexine. Linen
backed vynide. Handles, both strap and drop types. Feet. Cabinet
hinges and catches. Piping cord in gold and silver.
Loudspeaker mounting bolts, screws and nuts.
& Valve Data Specialists
Phil Taylor offers valves,
some electrolytic capacitors, potentiometers and polyester capacitors. No
web site, no email, unfortunately - but well worth a telephone call or a
letter when you are searching for that elusive part. Very helpful and prices
Philip Taylor, 3 Silver
Lane, Billingshurst, Sussex RH14 9RP
Tel: 01403 786250
VALVE DATA CD-ROM
Here's a useful CD-ROM guide to valves, from Paul Stenning. A whole stack of famous data and equivalents
manuals is on the menu, and the best results are obtained
when viewed using a suitable web browser.
This is an item no serious restorer and valve
enthusiast should be without and at a very reasonable price, too. Contact
Paul for further details and latest versions on
or take a tour around his superb website on
available from the same address: Paul's useful CD-ROM and DVD collections of
vintage radio service data. See below for more details of these, under
'Paul Stenning' or click on 'Things to Read' for a review of the contents
of these products.
Paul's CD-ROMS and DVDs are also now available from Radio Bygones magazine (see
'Things to Read')
Tube Data Source
This is an update on this site - note the new
URL. This US-based site offers you the chance to
search for equivalents to that oddly numbered or unfamiliar valve. Also
offered is data, pin-outs and other statistics. Although not exhaustive,
there's a large and increasing range of data here that can at times be very useful. There's also circuit data links for a goods number of American
radio and amplifier makes. To access, click on the graphic or use the URL
radio components, including valves
Here's a very useful site. Visit the crowthorne tubes website for a
parts, valves and equipment for the radio/television restorer or
The site is run by an enthusiast to help
Here' s a site unfamiliar to me,
but I'm informed their service is prompt with no minimum charge and they
also stock 'new, old stock' items (not in their lists - I assume you have
to request specific info). At the time of my visit (March 2018) the site was undergoing
a rebuild and was not accessible:
Geoff Davies (Radio)
13 Bowen Road, Rugby, CV22 5LF. Tel:
01788 574774. Email:
Geoff has lists
of reasonably priced spares including valves and offers a fast, reliable
service by post. A very helpful and friendly supplier. Phone for details or send stamp for lists. Sorry, as yet
no internet connections known to me.
Yours Truly... VRW
Run by the operator of this web
site and offering a vast stock
of reasonably priced data by email: click on the 'SCHEMATICS' or 'TV SCHEMATICS'
buttons to access the archive. Enquiries are welcome by e-mail - address at
foot of page.
all you 405 buffs, a CD-ROM chock full of useful specific vintage TV service
data is available from
Last updated 2014.
Sundial Wire is a
premium AMERICAN supplier of new, cloth-covered wire, U.L. listed, in a variety of
colors, gauges, and styles. Clients include lighting designers, museums,
theme parks, theatrical set designers and antique restorers. Most of our
wire is designed in-house and is not available anywhere else. Our product
line is still expanding so come take a look and give us your suggestions
if you don't see what you need.
American Radio data
If you are one of
the many restorers working on USA products, try JUST RADIOS for your data
This site hails from Canada and has lots to offer beside circuit data. There's even a good range of condensers (capacitors) suitable for valve
Here's a site from America that might be
just what you are looking for if you renovate those great American radios.
Schematics galore on a vast range of sets, all for free. Download or view
directly. Also worth your while to take a look around the rest of the
site. Note: site did not function at the time of visit (March 2018)
Click on the above link and you'll
reach RADIOMUSEUM. There's a full Radiocatalog for Germany, Austria
and Switzerland, listing more than 30,000 receivers
with more than 16,000 printable schematics.
245 Rossmore Road,
Poole, Dorset BH12 2HQ. UK
Tel: +44 1202 734463
Fax: +44 1202 733793
Mains transformers, audio transformers, smoothing and
filtration inductors. See the web site
for more details.
Loudspeaker repairs and
I have not so far
found a good UK site for this service. Anyone care to suggest one?
Meanwhile, we must look across the pond...
This site, located
in the US of A but offering sales worldwide, looks to be a good
source for foam surround repair kits and much more
sites I found for loudspeaker spares are
Please be aware
that I have no personal experience of dealing with any of these
companies. These links are included simply for the convenience of
Other useful sites
Chroming & Restoration of Antique,
Classic and Modern Parts for Hobbyists and Restorers. Fast-Reliable
Service to customers in UK, Ireland and Scotland - We can restore your
parts in Chrome, Nickel, Brass, Gold and Silver. Call +44(0)1233 660879
- Postal Service.