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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 9:51 am   #21
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Default Braided cable

I've just found a supplier of Braided Cable in Germany the business is called http://www.textilkabel.de he can supply any colour of cable under the rainbow (and some that aren't) in either two or three core,it is the usual type of PVC cable with a Braided cover but very good quality, my order arrived in two days so is comparable with UK post. Usual disclaimer I don't know the chap from Adam but his service is good.
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Old 8th Jul 2011, 7:29 pm   #22
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

https://www.watfordvalves.com/

Can't believe no one has posted these guys.
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 9:22 am   #23
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Yes...and they do the "orange drop" capacitors too for a price that seems to be less than some others I could mention.

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Old 9th Jul 2011, 6:06 pm   #24
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http://www.wjoe.com/ (Radio & Cassette etc supplies)

Although based in the USA, these guys are great. Never had any problems with purchasing in the UK from them.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 11:37 am   #25
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

P.J.Hill

Phone and postal only - 01684 296902

Very small husband and wife team. Have lots of NOS bits, valves, belts, idlers, the odd CRT, Phono cartridges and styli... as well as resistors, caps and all the usual.
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Old 4th Sep 2011, 12:32 pm   #26
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

This site is based in Germany and I've had good success with them. Jan speaks perfect English (the website is in English too). Great selection of valves and electrolytic capacitors.

http://www.askjanfirst.de/eindex.htm
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Old 18th Sep 2011, 9:24 am   #27
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Three posts moved to a new thread here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=74222
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 8:28 pm   #28
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Hi guys just spotted this thread, I always use a company called chelmervalve www.chelmervalve.co.uk they carry millions of old/new trans/diodes/semis/caps and good old fashioned NOS valves etc ,they are reasonable priced and they ship all over the world.They have been going since the 1960's. If you tell them your a hobbyist! you get better prices! good luck
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 8:53 am   #29
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Geoff Davies (Radio) has a good range of valves, components and hardware useful to vintage radio restorers. He also gets in some complete or near-complete items he sells on as "projects" as well as interesting period textbooks. No web site, but you can subscribe to his monthy lists. Tel 01788 574774 or email geoffdavies (at) fsmail.net
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 4:44 pm   #30
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

For new (replica) spares for GPO 200, 300 and 700-series telephones, such as cases, cords, dial centres, finger plates etc., I can wholeheartedly recommend:

http://www.gpospares.co.uk/

The chap who runs it, a Mr Ray Sutcliffe, is an absolute gentleman, and the parts I ordered were of excellent quality and arrived almost instantly. Well worthwhile if you have a nice 706 or 746 which is let down by damaged or faded cosmetic parts, or even if you just need a colour-matched line cord with a "modern" 431A plug pre-attached.

When I ordered, I had to send an e-mail or phone, there's no online ordering facility per se.

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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 6:20 pm   #31
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Semiconductor Supplies International are a very good supplier of obsolete Integrated Circuits, transistors, capacitors, diodes and loads more. Tel 020 8643 1126.

I purchased some germanium transistors from them a few years ago for some of my 1960's portable radios. They provide a very good service.

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Old 1st Dec 2012, 10:40 pm   #32
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Basic passives and semis, very cheap:
www.bitsbox.co.uk

Power / output transformers:
http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/index.php

Various vintage electronics and literature:
http://www.electrojumble.org/index.htm
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 2:28 am   #33
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I used to live pretty close to this tool shop and if you email and ask perhaps even American screw thread taps.
http://www.technasales.co.uk
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 9:48 am   #34
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I assume by American you mean Unified Fine (UNF) and Unified Coarse (UNC) threads?

If it's taps you're after I can recommend these suppliers:-

http://www.tracytools.com/

http://www.tapdie.com/
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 10:16 pm   #35
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

If you need the right looking resistors and capacitors for that vintage amplifier then I can recommend the Hi Fi Collective and the Tube Amp Doctor. May be a little pricey but being a bit bigger size have the right look, and not quite so fiddly.
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Old 12th Jan 2013, 9:27 am   #36
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

CP Lighting have a vast range of bulbs / lamps. Have bought some very hard to get bulbs from them twice in the last month. Prices are better than elsewhere too.
www.cp-lighting.co.uk
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Old 12th Jan 2013, 12:28 pm   #37
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I've used them and they're very good.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 2:03 pm   #38
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Default Small Batteries

Hi, recommended UK supplier:-

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk

My Casio watch has two different batteries, both of which had expired.

As 5 years ago Casio charged 15 to replace, this time I decided to replace myself, although not straightforward as a retaining cage is used, which appeared difficult to release.

A local watch repairer advised he had neither in stock, but could order for around 5 each.

Thus I ordered midday Thursday from the above website and they arrived early Friday.

Total cost - 3.34.

me on the way to the bank!.

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Old 19th Jan 2013, 2:13 pm   #39
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Excellent site and service, Mike.
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 11:07 am   #40
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Hi Jeremy,

They look like a useful source, thanks.

Colin M

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