I think it’s more of an interior design piece than a useful piece of audio right now. But with a bit of work this 1960s Bush Radiogram could be something rather special.
This kind of design really is of its era. They just don’t make them anymore. Well, they do in a way with the Ruark R7 radiogram, but it doesn’t quite have the old school charm of an original. Although it is a very desirable piece of kit.
This one just screams the early 1960s, the days when audio really was furniture and your record player has hidden away behind a pull-down door.
This one has got marks and has had the odd repair, but still retains a lot of character. Perhaps because of that ageing. The Garrard auto changer record deck plays 16, 33, 45 and 78s, but does need some attention as it plays a little lose and also needs a new rubber mat too. The radio (VHF, medium wave and long wave) ‘plays perfectly’ and has ‘a very good sound’.
Those Dansette-style legs are the icing on the cake, adding to the vintage charm of this.
Fancy it? Well it is on eBay and priced to sell at its current price of £90. If you are handy or know someone who is, then it might be a good opportunity to enhance its value too.