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Old 26th May 2015, 8:07 pm   #1
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Default Refurb/Service wanted - Irish Electrical Co Model 534

Hi
My wife was recently given her late grandmothers vintage radio. I have little or no knowledge of vintage radios - keen to get the set working but do not have the skills and as this has sentimental value to her not the radio to practice on!

It's a Irish Electrical Company Model 534, with SW/LW/MW
It's the same model as the one tested in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9WiTFqg50o

It's not in the best condition externally - to be honest the interest in getting it working is in its sentimental value to her!

I made what I now realise was an extremely foolish move of plugging it and turning it on yesterday. You get a good a hum, and there was a glow from the valves on the back - all the covers etc. still in place and taking note of the notices on rear to avoid electrocution. Having satisfied myself of this I fortunately turned it off, so hopefully I didn't do any or too much damage to any components!

Ideally I'd like to get someone to have a look over and check it out before turning it on again so as to prevent any damage, and to get it working. Its full of dust as well - which'd be best removed!

It has an aerial socket on the rear, but no lead was left with it.

Thanks in advance for any help / suggestions of where to take it. I'm based in Catford, South East London, but happy to drive it about as necessary.

Best
Ted

PS raised a few eyebrows when it went through the airport scanners on the way back from Ireland
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Old 30th May 2015, 7:40 pm   #2
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Default Re: Refurb/Service wanted - Irish Electrical Co Model 534

Hi Ted

I'm happy to sort this for you, but am in north Bristol near the M4/M32 junction. Depends how far you want to travel.

Regards

Trevor
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