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The list below shows suppliers in North America for parts and restoration supplies for antique radios, electronic phonographs, tape decks, and TVs.  This list is intended for suppliers that serve unique needs in the vintage electronics community, so the big modern electronics supply houses like Mouser, Newark, and Digi-Key are not included.

This list will be edited and kept up to date as new information becomes available.  Please contact me via email if you would like to recommend another supplier to add, or if you have had any problems with a listed supplier or find that a supplier is no longer in business.

A similar list is being maintained on the Antique Radio Forum here:  ARF Supplier List .

For a similar list of European suppliers, see Aren van Waarde's post below (5th post in this thread).

 

General all-in-one supplies for antique radios (tubes; capacitors and other passive components; new and vintage controls; schematics; knobs, dial scales, and other reproduction parts; etc.):

Antique Electronic Supply (tubesandmore.com)
Radio Daze (radiodaze.com)
Mark Oppat's Old Radio Parts (oldradioparts.net)
Manuals:
 
 
 
Light Bulbs:
 
 
Cloth-covered wire:
 
 
Antenna supplies (wire, coax, and accessories):
 
 General vintage parts (speakers, controls, knobs, transformers, cabinet parts, etc.):

Play Things of the Past (oldradioparts.com)
Radiola Guy (radiolaguy.com)
Dave & JoAnn Frush (email: parts2many at aol dot com)
John Kendall - Vintage Electronics (vintage-electronics.com)
 
Controls and potentiometers:
 
Vintage knobs:

Julie McCall (email: radiopup at bell south dot net)
Mike Koste - Gobs of Knobs (email: gokmike at gmail dot com)
Barry McDaniel (email:  decoradioman at sbcglobal dot net)
Ruthann Mertl (email:  ruthannie at mchsi dot com)
Jim Sargeant (email:  bsargent at swbell dot net )

Reproduction parts (knobs, pushbuttons, escutcheons, back covers, belts, grommets, shock mounts, clips, wooden cabinet parts, handles, etc.):

Edward Schutz - Renovated Radios (renovatedradios.com)
Alan Jesperson - Great Northern Antique Radios (alanjesperson.com)
Adams Manufacturing Co. (adamsradio.com)
 
 
Dial scales:
 
Jim Peire - Screen-Tec (email: jpscreentec at aol dot com)
 
Dial cord (large diameter):

Seattle Fabrics (seattlefabrics.com)
 
Decals and graphics:
 

Speaker reconing, driver repair, and speaker parts (e.g., replacement cones):
 
Ken Gooding - The Repair Shop - tel. +1 208 731 0426
Transformers, chokes, coils, and rewinding services:

EDCOR Electronics Corp. (edcorusa.com)
Dennis “Doc” Hoyer (email:  autran at aol dot com)
 
Antique car radio parts (vibrators, voltage converters, dial glass, custom fit speakers, etc.):
 

Phonograph and tape deck parts (idler and pinch roller rebuilding, belts, cartridges/needles, cartridge rebuilding, etc.):
 
TurntableNeedles.com
Needle Finder (needlefinder.net)
Needle Doctor (needledoctor.com)
FYLP Restorations (everythingradio.com)
LP Gear (lpgear.com)
 
Vintage TV parts (flyback transformers, yokes, focus coils, vertical output transformers, power transformers, repro backs and HV cages, etc.):

Moyer Electronics (moyerelectronics.com)
Bob Dobush - Find-a-Tube (findatube.com)

This article was edited 01.Jan.17 23:37 by Thomas Albrecht .

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Thank you, Tom, that you did solve the question.
We might add also sources for batteries (and other things). I just saw that ...batteries.com does not function - but we know also data.energizer.com (without the 3W). But may be there are specialized services for our concerns?

I add here a few links to articles which deal with this problem:

Very important is NiMH Battery packs for High Voltage.
Connections is an other topic: Replacing special Batteries by Battery Packs.
Naturally charging Ni-MH battery packs is an other problem to solve.

I see that under the term sources this thread is not within the first. Sources (not resources) has therefore to be used here more often like suppliers, supply, vintag, radios, parts, tubes, repair, repairs, reproduction, restoration, renewal, renovation, service, spair, correction, mending, rebuilding etc. I think suppliers and sources are the most wanted?

This article was edited 24.Jun.12 17:04 by Ernst Erb .

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Dear Tom,

your list is a valuable tool to find anything related to vintage electronics parts. I would submit a couple of additional sites tried successfully in the recent years.

For parts, manuals, test gears and vacuum tubes I found a wide line of products at Fair Radio.

For manuals I would like to suggest also W7FG.

Emilio

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Thank you, Emilio, for the links to Fair Radio and W7FG.  As you can see, they've both now been added to the list.

Ernst, I don't yet have a good listing for battery suppliers, but will see if I can find a company that is a good source for batteries for antique radios.

More suggestions are welcome!

Tom

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Dear all,
 
Ernst Erb asked me to prepare a short list of hyperlinks leading to suppliers for antique radio (and amplifier) rebuilding/restoration in Europe, based on information presented on my own website. NB some companies are aimed at high-end tube amplifier building rather than radio restoration, although they may supply parts which are of interest for radio enthusiasts. Additions to the list are welcome!
 
NB By July 29,2015 twelve links proved to be broken. I could repair six of them, but the other six companies seem to have gone out of business, thus their links have been deleted. Please inform me if you have any information about: ARP Electronics, HF Shop, Radiowelt Austria, Gernot Pinior, Deutsches Rundfunk-Museum Berlin, or Vintage Audio and Lifestyle.
 
Here we go:
 
General all-in-one supplies (tubes, capacitors and other passive components, knobs):
Acoustic Dimension (Delft, Netherlands)
AquaBlue (Antwerp, Belgium)
Amplimo (Neede, Netherlands)
Audiokit (Aprilia, Italy)
Audion (La Genetouze, France - but international)
Audiotub (Franconville, France)
Banzai Music (Berlin, Germany)
Bastlerbeutel (Berlin, Germany)
BG Electronics (Werder OT Glindow, Germany)
Buerklin (Oberhaching, Germany)
CERES Electronique (Iville, France)
Conrad (Hirschau, Germany)
Frag’ Jan Zuerst (Lehe, Germany)
Kent Electronics (Hoek, Netherlands)
Klaré (Hoorn, Netherlands)
Military Tubes (Germany)
Partridge Electronics (Benfleet, UK)
Patrizia Pispola (Badiola, Italy)
RadioElec (Saint-Arnoult en Yvelines, France)
Radio Twenthe (The Hague, Netherlands)
Reichelt (Sanden, Germany) NB no tubes
Reinhöfer Electronic (Meuselwitz, Germany)
Tube Amp Doctor (Worms, Germany)
Tubeland (Oberhausen, Germany)
Walter Elektronik (Mannheim, Germany)
Williges Elektronik (Bremen, Germany)
 
Surplus and vintage parts:
BACO (IJmuiden, Netherlands)
Electronic Parts Outlet (Sneek, Netherlands)
Elektrodump (Heerde, Netherlands)
Helmut Singer (Aachen, Germany)
Kent Electronics (Hoek, Netherlands)
Pollin Electronic (Pförring, Germany)
Portugal Radios (Viseu, Portugal)
Van Dijken Elektronica (Groningen, Netherlands)
 
Grill cloth:
Corrien Maas (Netherlands)
 
Jukebox restoration:
Jukebox Revival (Etten-Leur, Netherlands)
 
Capacitors (high voltage):
LCR (Gwent, UK)
 
Coils, variocouplers etc:
Horst Ribbeck (Schwelm, Germany)
 
Detectors
Gernot Pinior (Gröbenzell, Germany)
Horst Ribbeck (Schwelm, Germany)
 
Knobs, switches etc:
Horst Ribbeck (Schwelm, Germany)
THEL Audio World (Staufenberg, Germany)
 
Dial and rear wall replicas:
Radioland (Lugansk, Ukraine)
 
Manuals, books:
Antique Radio (Maser, Italy)
Introni (Ancona, Italy): “vecchie riviste”
Nostatech (Netherlands)
Petajaväsi Radio- and Telephone Museum (Petajaväsi, Finland - also radios for sale)
Radioboek (Groningen, Netherlands)
Retrolib (Russia)
TubeRadio (Italy)
 
Schematics:
Audio Antik (Itzehoe, Germany)
Becker (Riemerling, Germany)
Dr.Tube (Drouwenerveen, Netherlands)
Music Angel (Moscow, Russia)
Radio Database (Zetten, Netherlands)
 
Transformers, chokes:
Automatic Electric (Schagen, Netherlands)
Engel (via HSGM, Walluf, Germany)
IG Präzisions-Wickeltechnik (Kirchzarten, Germany)
Leszek Ogonowski (Olsztyn, Poland)
Lundahl (Norrtälje, Sweden)
Magnetic (Toulouse, France)
Majestic (Poole, UK)
Retro Sound Audio Laboratory (Bischofswerda, Germany)
Rondo (Rodewisch, Germany)
Silvercore (Leipzig, Germany)  
SJS Electroacoustics (Bramhall, UK)
Sowter (Ipswich, UK)
Toroidy (Bialystok, Poland)
Tribute (Zuidhorn, Netherlands)
Welter Audio Electronic (Ulmen, Germany)
 
Tubes and sockets:
Audiotriodes (Roubaix, France)
Billington Export (Billinghurst, UK)
Edicron (Faringdon, UK)
Globex (Ryazan, Russia)
Golden Middle (St.Petersburg, Russia)
GS Tube (Moscow, Russia)
Halfin (Brussels, Belgium)
Hinkel Elektronik (Primasens, Germany)
Langrex (Bilinghurst, UK)
Moth Group (Bedford, UK)
Rotte (Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands)
Tubes.RU (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Tuborama (Paris, France)
 

 

This article was edited 29.Jul.15 21:58 by Aren van Waarde .

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Dear Tom
Nearly every week you could do some uptading of this most complete list.
The list gets nealy thousand requests per month ... So your work is not in vain.

Thank you very much for this good service!
Cordially,
Ernest, HB9RXQ

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Thanks to Aren van Waarde! Also he updates regularly with the hints he becomes from members and guests (using the contact form from th bottom link - we will forward to the right person).

It is important that new sources or the changes will not be posted here but told the two members, Thomas Albrecht, USA or for the other list to Aren van Waarde, NL.
You can always see below post 1 and 5 when the last update was done.

Thanks for your hints to keep this well up to date.

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Can this be added to the list?

Partridge Electronics (Benfleet UK)

 

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Dear Tom, dear Aren!

Please add the following parts-seller to your list.

 

New and new old stock (NOS) passive components

Williges-elektronik.com

They sell Telescopic antennas and dial-lamps and other passive spareparts.

 

Best regards

 

Hans-W.Ellerbrock

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Can this be added to the list?

www portugalradios.eu (portugal)

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Dear Hans-Werner,

Apologies for this (probably very late) response: the company Williges Elektronik has been added to the list. It is a nice company (and not very far from my home town!)

Best regards,

Aren van Waarde

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Dear Fernando,

The webshop of Portugal Radios has been added to the list.

Aren van Waarde

  
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