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robin coleman23/05/2021 18:41:56
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My name is Robin I am from Hampshire and restore old valve radios and all sorts of rusty machines

David George 123/05/2021 19:03:28
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Hi Robin. Welcome to the forum. It looks like you could be very usefull on here and of you need any info just ask as well.


old mart23/05/2021 19:18:59
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Hi, Robin, welcome to the forum. Until the early 60's we had a PYE radio with pretuned push buttons for some of the popular stations on medium and long wave. I have looked through dozens of pictures of PYE radios on the internet and have never seen the one we had at home. It caught fire in about 1962 and was dumped.

robin coleman23/05/2021 19:57:22
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Old mart it could be a pye 3023 butpyeand Phillip's did early auto tune radios with Bowden cable controls and gears .no dobt using some of there sometimes over engineered designs they used in the war.i have a pultra lathe which makes a few bits and peices.



Harry Wilkes23/05/2021 21:01:48
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Welcome to the forum


old mart23/05/2021 21:03:14
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The nearest PYE radio I have been able to find a picture of which bears a resemblance and has push buttons is the G10 of 1948 vintage. Our one had a PYE logo on the front but not the big type covering the speaker. It was a superhet, but that was common. Not every one listed has a photo unfortunately.

It amazes me just how many style variations there were over the years, and PYE was only one of many manufacturers.

robin coleman23/05/2021 21:40:38
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I collect mainly Murphy but have the famous philco peoples set which looks like the front of a car and a civillian set.

noel shelley23/05/2021 23:03:36
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Welcome to the party Robin. As a teenager I built a communications receiver with 6 or 7 valves and worked for Pye Electric in 1970. Best wishes Noel

old mart24/05/2021 14:57:25
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If you ever get an opportunity to visit the museum at Amberley, West Sussex, they have some old radios amongst their collections, well worth a visit.

Howard Lewis24/05/2021 15:04:46
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Folk on here have all sorts of backgrounds and other interests, co cover a VAST range of knowledge. And they can usually point you in a direction where you can gain even more knowledge on a specific subject, machine or process.

It will be a benefit if you can find a local Model Engineering Club and join.


robin coleman24/05/2021 20:05:27
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I have yet to visit the amberly late uncle worked as a spitfire and hurricane engineer during the war and I made a few bits on his old dalton lathe he purchased in a military surplus auction after the war along with the ex radar equipment which I later my my first telivision out of at the age of 12.i will later join a club but am reading the begginers lathe by turbul cain.

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