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Old 15th Nov 2010, 4:31 pm   #21
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Here is a guy named Gordon who used to run a Radio & TV repair shop some years ago and has a number of items left after it was closed. His stock includes Record player cartridges, Loudspeakers, TV mains droppers and audio & computer cables. Not all of his stock is listed on the website so have a look and send him an email if you think he may have what you need.
See http://writestationery.com/index.htm

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Old 29th Nov 2010, 3:05 pm   #22
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I just got some 470k & 1Meg log pots with double pole switch from:

http://www.bowood-electronics.co.uk/

Will at Bowood is a very friendly supplier and has some other items that may be useful to restorers.

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Old 9th Feb 2011, 10:01 am   #23
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I can supply braided cords for vintage telephones. Top quality UK manufactured tinsel core with a pure Egyptian cotton braid and supplied with the correct loop and cotton ties no cable ties to spoil the job!

They are hand plaited and made to order, so virtually any length/finish is possible. Please PM me if you are interested.
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 10:20 pm   #24
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Langrex supplies - valves and semis,

www.langrex.co.uk

Sycom (Syon Trading) - electronic components mostly,

www.sycomcomp.co.uk

(See post #32)
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 8:21 pm   #25
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RADIO & TV CONTROL KNOBS. I can supply certain odd knobs from my ever growing collection. PM me with make, model, shaft size, flat, screw fixing, spline shaft, colour, In fact as much information as possible. Add that finishing touch to your British 1920s -1990s Radio or TV. John.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 1:26 pm   #26
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Default Braided sleeving

I've just found a supplier of braided sleeving it is made of polyester, expandable and available in red and white and it is expandable. Available from HEATSHRINK ONLINE. CO.UK 01480 812971. I ordered online one evening and it was delivered by post 24h later. He also has a range of heatshrink and various accessories available.

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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 10:51 am   #27
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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, 8:29 pm   #28
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http://www.watfordvalves.com/home.asp
Can't believe no one has posted these guys.
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Old 9th Jul 2011, 10:22 am   #29
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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, 7:06 pm   #30
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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, 12:37 pm   #31
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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 31st Aug 2011, 9:56 pm   #32
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Sycom (Syon Trading)
www.sycomcomp.co.uk
Unfortunately, Sycom has ceased trading. The web site now displays this message:

Sycom Mail Order has closed down - no longer trading.
Robin has had a mild stroke and is unable to continue the business.

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Old 4th Sep 2011, 1:32 pm   #33
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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, 10:24 am   #34
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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, 9:28 pm   #35
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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, 9:53 am   #36
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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 24th Sep 2011, 9:22 pm   #37
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I got hold of a nice variable capacitor from these people. Similar to the original on my Davenset 1930 portable. They turned out to be in the town I live in and specialise in variable capacitors and drives! They are mostly geared up for mail order, so please contact them rather than dropping in. Not bad prices and a good range.
http://www.mainlinegroup.co.uk/jacks...hers/index.htm

(+44) 0116 278 0980
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Mainline Electronics
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 5:44 pm   #38
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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, 7:20 pm   #39
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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, 11:40 pm   #40
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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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