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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2016, 06:36:38 AM »
Think I may need to pay them a visit then.......


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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2016, 06:44:45 AM »
The guy is a little odd but he's reasonable, I REALLY want the green convertible in is display but he wont sell it  >:(
But I need to go back and get some part and work on him selling a little more  :boggleeye:

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2016, 06:47:12 AM »
That's usually the best way to deal with these guys in my experience. Do you know what model convertible it is?

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2016, 07:10:07 AM »
I think it may be a 31, I didnt get it down off the shelf to check


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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2018, 11:22:34 PM »
This arrived today.



A rather nice HMV chromed Art Deco fan heater.



These were designed by Christian Barman in 1934 and manufactured in 1938.



Regarded as a design classic, there is one in the Victoria and Albert Museum.



Another one just brought 770 on eBay.  :o

This one cost nothing like that, and after a light refurbishment and rewire, this one is going home.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
I have rebuilt several similar models Stu, but from the 50's.
Ones in bronze hammerite colour / chrome and square, mine had the old rubber mains cables, with red, black and green cables which were rotten.
main bearings on motor are usually seized, with half an inch of muck inside main body.
manage to get them all working followed with insulation / earth bond test.
The rear of the enclosure is almost identical to the ones i did, but they had a plate covering the rear and obviously holes for the air flow.
probably still in service today.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2018, 07:08:47 PM »
Looked at it today, the heating elements all fire up, but the fan is seized solid as you said. I've left it in our workshop to be done tomorrow.  :icon_nod:

I've got about 30 of the later type, which we are slowly remanufacturing for resale. I fancied a chrome original though.

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2018, 11:35:59 PM »
Just tickled a nice late 80s Hitachi TRK-3D30E twin tape deck radio cassette recorder back into life.



Short video on Instagram >>here<<. Yes, I am playing cassettes..............

Cracking piece of kit. Especially the "3D" (more bass) button!  :king:

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2018, 11:54:38 PM »
Cassets are great, still use them.

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2018, 12:06:36 AM »
nice...
i have a similar one in the kitchen cupboard awaiting new belts as they are rotten.
They rot to a black tar and it isn't easy to sort. meths and cotton buds work well.

chris montez i think...
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 12:32:36 AM »
chris montez i think...

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The Big Bopper was just cutting in at the end......

Tonight we are on old tapes! I have some old Alan (Fluff) Freeman and Jimmy Savile (Radio 1) radio shows on tape going on now... (the Jimmy Savile negative stuff does not alter the fact he did great radio back in the day and is part of music history - especially in Manchester [Belle Vue] dance halls.).

I should probably digitise them. I've done bits of radio over the years. I have much interesting vintage radio and lots of 60s jingles on tape from Nick Lowes in Woolacombe who I once met (if you knew Nick Lowes or 'The Nick Lowes Show', email us). Bits of me with James Whale in the 80s at Radio Aire, old Piccadilly 261 stuff from Manchester, Dave Ward, Phil Wood, Steve Penk (who we are still in touch with), Yorkshire Classic Gold, etc. I have some old shows from Radio 1 in the 80s with Jimmy Savile and Dignified Don on tape too.

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Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 01:05:53 AM »
Cassets are great, still use them.

I worry that we will ruin them and they are beyond salvage.

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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2018, 02:40:24 PM »
Yes get them transferred to cd Stu, i am on with a cine projector soon, lady asked if i could transfer vhs to dvd, i said yes very easily... until i saw the condition of the tape spools.
All white n furry looks like mold, but it isnt, its aluminium oxide, putting the tape into a machine and playing causes havoc with carriage and the heads, pic quality will be terrible.
I did one recently just started to oxidise, had to clean heads and deck assembly 3 times but got there eventually. It was for a guy ex soldier with his falklands conflict vid.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

 

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