Ralph has had a passion for fixing old vacuum tube 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 vacuum tube radios for over 40 years.
Now 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 job, and is located in near Flesherton, overlooking Lake Eugenia, in the beautiful Grey Highlands, close to the Beaver Valley and Blue Mountain.
Thorough inspection of chassis and cabinet to determine what work needs to be done.
Chassis removed from cabinet and old finishes and trim pieces removed
Chassis cleaned and repaired and cabinet restored
Chassis re-installed, buttons and trim re-attached and cabinet polished to it's original shine
Ralph has an unwavering philosophy of caring for antiques, and respects and preserves as much of any original piece as possible.
"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."