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Terry Martini

Is a professional electronics engineer with over 25 years experience, and with particular interest in vintage electronic equipment. Specialising in repair and restoration of Ferrograph and similar vintage audio equipment, Terry has seen and repaired literally hundreds of these machines over the years, from the early model D through to the Studio 8.

Terry is also a respected expert in the fields of 20th century collectibles and  completed recording a new "Road show" series for the BBC in 2005. Terry is also very active within the British Vintage Wireless Society and has served on the Committee for several years, also contributing  a number of technical and historical articles to the Societies Journal. Along with his partner, Peter, He also organized the National Vintage Communications Fair held in Birmingham for three successful years. Terry is also a former Director of the Board of the Museum of Communication Foundation in Burntisland Fife.

The recent publication of "Built like a Battleship", is just one of a number of historic and important projects in progress.  You can find out more about the publication by clicking here. You can also contact Terry by clicking the contacts section.


Terry Martini

The author, with a Ferrograph series 420. Just one of a large number of restored recorders currently held in the collection