Ralph has had a passion for fixing old radios since an early age,
inspired by his father who instilled in him a curiosity in electronics and technology.
Having worked as a service technician in both commercial and industrial electronics, Ralph has been repairing and restoring antique tube radios for over 30 years.
Now semi-retired, Ralph enjoys pursuing his original passion, challenging himself to diagnose and repair antique radios for the satisfaction of seeing them come back to life.
Ralph works in the comfort of his home based workshop, which is well equipped to handle any repair or restoration job, and is conveniently located near Barrie and Toronto, in beautiful Innisfil township.
Over the years, Ralph has collected a number of beautiful antique radios, most of which are available for sale.
Disassembly and Stripping
Chassis removed from cabinet and old finishes and trim pieces removed
Anything from nicks, scratches, gouges, water marks and other blemishes, and damage to all types of wood furniture. Sometimes, a touch-up is all you need.
Matching or duplicating almost any finish, so you have many color options in most cases.
Chassis re-installed, buttons and trim re-attached and cabinet polished to it's original shine
Thorough inspection of chassis and cabinet to determine what work needs to be done.
Ralph has an unwavering philosophy of caring for antiques, and respects and preserves as much of any original piece as possible.
Repairs and Restoration
Chassis cleaned and repaired and cabinet restored to original finish or matched to you colour choice
"I believe and understand that antique radios are an important part of our history and often have great sentimental value to their owner. My philosophy is to never let them perish. I work to revive them, rather than replace them, breathing new life into old and worn down radios and restoring them to the fine pieces they once were."