1956 Philips 353A Bakelite Vacuum Tube Radio Repair & Restoration

A few months ago I bought my first ever vacuum tube radio, a 1956 Philips 353A bakelite AM/FM set, which is (currently) the oldest item in my collection. I’ve been wanting to get into vintage radio restoration for some time now (after watching YouTube channels such as the excellent Mr Carlson’s Lab), as I find theContinue reading “1956 Philips 353A Bakelite Vacuum Tube Radio Repair & Restoration”

Making an Audio Input Adapter Cable for a 1950s Vacuum Tube Radio

I recently fixed up my first vacuum tube radio, a 1956 Philips 353A, which now works well and sounds fantastic and is set up in our front room. The AM/FM signal reception in our house is relatively poor, however, and I noticed that this radio has a “Gramophone Pick-Up” input, which is basically just anContinue reading “Making an Audio Input Adapter Cable for a 1950s Vacuum Tube Radio”

1970s Ajax Commander S-74 Transistor Radio Repair

A few months ago I bought my first ever vintage radio, a 1970s Ajax Commander S-74 “solid-state” AM/FM set, which is among the oldest items in my collection. I’ve been wanting to get into vintage radio restoration for some time now (after watching YouTube channels such as the excellent Mr Carlson’s Lab), as I find theContinue reading “1970s Ajax Commander S-74 Transistor Radio Repair”