Wednesday, 12 December 2012

F.A.B: Benkson 68

As featured on the control panel of Thunderbird 5! (Not this exact one, but an identical model)

Bought originally from Woolworths in Edinburgh, in 1963 (see receipt above).  Battery powered, still works.  Found in local 2nd-hand shop "Squirrels", of North End, Portsmouth, where they do all sorts round the back: gramophones, old turntables, transistor radios etc.  I believe they're all carefully restored and cleaned up before being put up for sale, by Ed Hearne of Angel Radio fame.  They also have a pretty good stock of 78s and (mostly) novelty LPs.

PS: anybody know where I can get 3" reels, cheap?

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