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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:59:13 PM on 19 January 2015.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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British radio collector and curator Gerald Wells passed away on the 22 December 2014.

He was a familiar character in the British Vintage Wireless Society. His childhood home in West Dulwich, London is the British Wireless & Television Museum. Gerald's museum contains one of the biggest radio collection & radio paraphernalia in Europe.

The story of his life & times can be seen in a short movie called Valveman.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:47:04 PM on 20 January 2015.
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I can't say I knew him, or of him, though it is always a shame to lose a pioneer collector, who were more often blokes who worked their whole lives in the radio or broadcasting industries. They are the ones with the best knowledge of what the rest of us undertake in this hobby - repairs and restorations.

Years ago I had a chance to have a quick yarn to a bloke who worked at AWA's Ashfield works and the stuff that came out of his head was amazing, despite being retired for so long and despite the factory being long gone. Their knowledge could almost be described as a gift.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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