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 Phillips 140K back panel sought ?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:28:01 PM on 2 June 2024.
PhillipsonefortyK's Gravatar
 Location: Laidley Heights, QLD
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Purchased with the back panel missing, if anyone can advise a source for these please ? Or perhaps the correct board to make one ?



 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:38:21 AM on 3 June 2024.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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If they were not Bakelite its often a compressed Cardboard. You may be able to use a thin ply or craft board. Particle board has a bit of a habit of reaching an age and then starting to decompose. Paint does not seem to save it. Rather unstable in some environments.

Thin Craft board is similar as far as I am concerned and not particularly strong, nor resilient in some applications.


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 Location: NSW
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At time backs have been offered for some radios eg Astor Mickey's, but this is a radio made in large numbers making it worthwhile for backs to be imported. I think that some people are making backs by laser cutting but the service is not being offered in the HRSA Radio Waves Market Place. Your Yellow Pages might turn up someone with a laser cutter but you would need to come up with an accurate pattern. Or you could try Facebook "Vintage TV and Radio/Radiogram collectors parts/help/troubleshoot Australia".

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