Telefunken radio repair and other letters

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Here are just a few examples of customers comments on our repairs:

 


The exact address, invoice number, date  and phone numbers are available upon request and with customers' permission.


Philco 42 C radio chassis     Aug 5/2014, Hamilton, Ontario

Tony
           Received the radio today and am now listening to the baseball game and admiring its beauty. Thanks for the great job.
                                                                                                        mark

 


Hello Tony,
Telefunken arrived yesterday;very fast. No damages.
Played it while doing my morning stretching workout.
Thanks for your good work.
 
All Best,

Ray Krisst 

Telefunken Gavotte 54353W                              July 31 / 2014

West Harford, CT

 


1953 Graetz Belcanto, 14 tubes radio

Hello Tony, the Graetz sounds great! I played a couple of albums and I was amazed!! Thanks for your "MAGIC" touch. 

     Best Regards, Sean  Fitzgerald, Orillia, Ontario                       Oct 21/2006

 


1941 Plymouth car radio

Tony,

 Just thought, I didn't mention the last radio you repaired plays really great, picks up stations all over the place thanks again for the good job

 

Bob Wood , Montreal QC                                      Apr 28/06

 


The Telefunken Radio Model Salzburg

Thanks Tony for saving this wonderful radio.

 Mr. Gary L. Esse, Madison, Wisconsin.


 Zenith N731  radio

Hello Tony,

 I’m pleased to advise that the Zenith N731 arrived down under in excellent condition after its lengthy sea mail voyage. The radio looks and sounds superb. Thanks again for your friendly and professional service.

 Regards,

David McLay

Melbourne, Australia                                   Oct 13/2006


Telefunken Gavotte Model 5253W

Tony I picked my radio up at the post office on Saturday and it is
working great. Thanks for taking on the challenge, and meeting it so
successfully!


Mrs. Amy Wilkinson, Lancaster, PA- USA            Mar 30/2006
 


Telefunken Concertino

A testimonial from Joyce and Don Chriscoe to Tony Bartunek, The RadioDoctor, for the restoration of our 1959 Telefunken Concertino....March 2006

Our room was lit only by the glow from the fireplace. Champagne in hand, I pressed the SW1 button and my beautiful 1959 Telefunken Concertino came to life. It was the first time in forty years that I'd heard those deep rich sounds from our family heirloom. This magic moment was brought to us by Tony Bartunek, who spent months patiently restoring all that was broken and worn. Thank you hardly seem enough, but thank you it is from the far reaches  of my heart. Joyce & Don Chriscoe, and Rick Miller, my brother, who can't wait to hear it again

Joyce & Don Chriscoe, Flagstaff, AZ- USA  Mar 2006


GE Model KL 500

Hi Tony,

The radio arrived today (Monday) and it is beautiful.  The finish is gorgeous and it works well.  I am so pleased - it brings back so many memories.  I appreciate all of your hard work.
Sincerely,

 

Margaret McCrae, Mississauga, Ontario      April 10/2006

 


Pioneer SX-828 receiver

Hi Tony,

 

 
I received the  package last Thursday, spent the first half hour unpacking it (great job) then spent the next hour trying to hook everything back up to the receiver. What a joy to finally turn it on and listen to the sound. Its wonderful to have it back in operation again. Many thanks for your efforts. I hope I can count on your help again when the SX-828 needs servicing once more.
 
Thank you again,
 
Hans Grim , Oshawa, Ontario

RCA table radio model 67 QR 77

Hi Tony, just wanted to let you know the radio arrived. I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did for me, it was a pleasure dealing with you.

Mr. Larry Geroux, Perth, Ontario.

Thank again Larry.


Stewart Warner R145 table radio

Hi Tony
 
Just a line to let you know that I completed the refinishing of the radio cabinet some weeks ago. I have put the chassis back into the set and all is working fine. The radio plays well and is a beautiful piece of furniture...The wood grain on the cabinet is knurled. That was a surprise...it looks terrific.
I wish you and your wife a wonderful New Year
 
John Cole, Thorold. Ontario


DeForest Crosley 7D 932  table radio

Tony, just received the radio today. Great work, it plays beautifully. I
will make arrangements to send my Stewart Warner. Thanks again for the great
service.

John Leroux, Cornwall, Ontario.


1951 Philco Model 51TS  TV/ Radio/ phono/ combo
 

Thanks for the set you repaired for me. I'll bring another one, Zenith 1951 Model L 2281 to you for repair.

Tom Doyle, Haslet, Michigan.


1940 Philco Mod. 40-190

Hi Tony-The radio's back together again & works great !!  I can't believe the quality of sound out of the
old thing. The cabinet must have been designed for that sound quality because it sounds totally
different with the chassis In than Out. The bass sounds like a modern receiver when tuned in to a station. ( CKOC  1150 - Hamilton) Sent a couple of pictures & will keep in touch.

THANKS - Jim Halowen,  Orangeville, Ontario    Aug 23/2007


1941 Silvertone Mod. 1840

Hi Tony,
I picked up the Silvertone on Wednesday and it works very well. I can get many local stations without the use of an antenna, and am experimenting with an antenna for best reception on farther stations. I am quite pleased with the quality of work and the commitment to making things right. I will not hesitate to refer others to your service and will send you the Crosley soon. Thanks again.

Matt Fisher, Iowa City, IA, Jan 12/ 2008


1942 Stromberg Carlson Mod. 195

Just wanted to let you know that the radio you worked on for me arrived in good order and works very well. Listening to many short wave stations with just the antenna in the cabinet. Thanks for your great service. Will recommend you to others for sure.
Les Anderson, Allenford, Ontario  Feb 26/2008


1923 Atwater Kent Model 10 breadboard radio and AK model M horn

 I made it home ok with my 1924 Atwater Kent breadboard radio and hooked it all up. I'm very pleased to say that it works like brand new. You did a fantastic job bringing it back to life.

The older gentleman that I got it from told me that it hasn't ran since the day before his parents were married, March 2nd 1932 (76 years ago).

Good job Tony !  Thanks again for the sound of the past.


Gary Jeannotte  , Bradford, Ontario  Aug 23/2008


1940 Philco radio Model 40-170

HELLO TONY, RADIO ARRIVED TODAY IN PERFECT ORDER. YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR MAGIC ONCE AGAIN. THE PHILCO CHAIRSIDE SOUNDS FANTASTIC, GREAT WORK AND AS ALWAYS FAIR REPAIR COSTS. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN.

JOHN THORPE.  Surrey, BC    Aug 28/2008

 


1959 Nordmende Tanhauser table radio

Hello Tony,

 

The radio Nordmende Tannhauser model that you have restored, is working like a new radio. The sound is superior to the sound of today’s technology. The station selection is working fine, tone selection with any of the controllers is working great.  

I want to thank you for the fine work and professional approach. The trip to your place was worth the time and drive. Please do not retire, the folks with vintage radios need you. 

Best Regards,

John Fedak, Mississauga, Ontario  Nov 5/2008

 


Philco radio model # 316

Hello Tony,


  I have been using the Philco radio several times this past week.  You did a fantastic job on it, I have been listening to short wave radio

stations  from all over the world.

     thanks, Peter 

       Mr. Peter Sutton, Burlington, ON , April 2/2010

 


Telefunken Gavotte radio 5253W

Dear Tony,
Yes, the radio arrived on time and in beautiful condition.  I had forgotten
how wonderful the sound is on these radios.  And, thank you for the antenna.  It makes a big difference, especially where we are located.
Everyone comments on the radio and I tell them the story of finding you and
our Czech "connections."

Thank you so much for everything.


Louis P. Hutchins
Boston, MA            May 4/ 2010


Grundig table radio 4006U

Hi Tony, You were right, the radio arrived today. It was well packed, undamaged and it plays beautifully. I can't thank you enough for such a great job. Best wishes, Ivan
 

Mr. I. Wable, Beaver, PA  July 27/2010


Grundig portable radio Sattelit 5000 

Tony, we picked our radio up at the post office after work yesterday. Listened to it all evening.

The commercial channels & short-wave channels all worked great. The replacement knobs really fit well, you did a wonderful job.

Thanks, Lee McConnell, Mustang, OH.    Feb 16/2011


Addison radio model 2A

Hi Tony:
The radio was received and everything is o.k. My father was very delighted to here it operate again after such a long time.  I received a copy of the invoice today.  Thank you for the repair work and I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone.
Regards,
Brian Pound. Gravenhurst, ON  March 24/2011

 


1963 Ford car radio model 3TFM

Tony
Just to let you know the radio is installed and works better than it did before. Thanks again.
Edward  Perry Burlington, ON  June 20/ 2011

 


1953 Telefunken radio Opus 7

Hi Tony,
Once again I would like to thank you for fixing a piece of my families history. I can't wait to plug it in and let my kids listen to it.
Thanks, Dan Hummel, Mechanicsville, VA July 18/2011

 


1953 Telefunken Gavotte 5161W sold

Now that is how a product, particularly a vintage or antique product, should be packed.  Tony, the radio arrived today and what a beauty.  Did you have to restore the exterior at all or was it that well maintained for these past 60 years?  Just beautiful.  I immediately plugged it in and tuned it to my favorite fm oldies station.  It has the sound that I remember. Thanks again, Tony,  and feel free to excerpt any parts  of my last email as a testimonial to your fine craftsmanship. John Botts, Millsboro, DE  July 21/ 2011

 


1951 Nordmende Othello

Hi Tony. Just a quick note to say THANKS!  for the great job you did refurbishing my Nordmende Othello radio. It is a family heirloom so it will always be special. The sound is fantastic, warm and clear, just as I remember it. I am listening to it as I type this.  I've already recommended you to some friends. Much appreciated!

Ellis Tufts, Niagara Falls, ON  July 24/2011


Stromberg Carlson #420

TONY, ONCE AGAIN YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR MAGIC YOU'VE  PRESERVED ANOTHER CLASSIC AND SAVED IT FROM A LAND FILL. THE SOUND IS CRISP AND CLEAR ,BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION IS ALL THE LITTLE EXTRA THINGS YOU DO LIKE THE RUBBER MOUNTS YOU MADE TO HOLD IN THE DIAL GLASS EVEN WHEN I DID NOT SEND THE GLASS WITH IT, THEY WORK GREAT. AS FOR YOUR FEES HONESTY IS A RARE QUALITY AND YOU HAVE IT SIR,....  GOD BLESS YOU & YOURS.........

JOHN THORPE.SURREY,.B.C.    Aug 30/ 2011

 


Loewe Opta radio chassis

Hi Tony,
 I picked up the radio at the post office yesterday, the packing was very secure and I installed it today...it sounds great.  It has been many years since I had the chance to hear the FM on the unit All the crackling sounds that I would hear soon as I touched any of the controls are gone.  
I hope you don't retire soon because I have no doubt there are many  people like me who would like to keep these old radios going. 
Thanks again for the patience that went above and beyond competence, required to correct the many errors of the incompetent who did more damage than good to the radio in the past. 
Cheers
Patrick Carriere , Les Cedras, QC    Feb 29/2012

Telefunken Bajazzo Sport

Hi, Tony,

The radio was delivered yesterday but I was not home to receive it . I wasn’t even expecting it for a few more days. Great surprise. I picked it up first thing this morning.  Tony, your work is perfection! Thank you so much for your attention to even the smallest detail and for the great and timely communications. I think that the radio works better now than when I got it 48 years ago.  I will certainly recommend you to anyone who is in need of your unique services. Thank you again. Great work.

 Kindest regards, Tom Pulver   Highland Park, Illinois, USA,    May 12/ 2012

 

Philips CM23L table radio

Hello Tony,

The radio looks just great!!! and I love the way it sounds----I am sure you have many people tell you that the work you do brings back such nice memories :-)
Thank you so much,
You did such a wonderful job -
best wishes,


Alex Jablonsky, London, Ontario   June 5/2012

 


 

 

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