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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:34:47 PM on 19 May 2017.
Flakes's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 27 February 2010
 Member #: 630
 Postcount: 367

Hi All

I have acquired a Mullard Meteor 600 that had a smashed glass. I am chasing down a glass (Its the case with round hole for the dial)

I have to offer a Philips 100A Dial glass and chassis, The radio was dropped but the Knobs are in good to great condition (Are Red so suit the blue or White one) and the Main Transformer has windings showing. all other parts are untouched and in as found and in need of a clean.

Sale or Swap or parts.

Case for the Philips was the Blue one until it was dropped by my son, Not his fault, and not a harsh word from me, the Bag broke. He was showing it off at school and in the afternoon he was about to be picked up by me and I saw it drop while he was waiting in the pickup line. He was in tears, Sad end to a fine radio... Dont use the wollies fabric shopping bags for radios Sad

Hope I can get at least the Mullard example going to replace it.


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:44:40 PM on 19 May 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
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That's sad. I also have a Model 100, a white one, but the cabinet has a huge crack in it. Radio works well though.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:59:26 AM on 20 May 2017.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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Case for the Philips was the Blue one until it was dropped by my son, Not his fault,

Blue is among the rarer colours for radios, so doubly tragic.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:28:21 AM on 20 May 2017.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
 Member #: 1844
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If you have all the pieces, is it beyond redemption? I know of someone who can perform miracles with broken bakelite. He did a Radiostar for me years ago.

I sympathise with your son. He must be gutted.

"That's why I DON'T shop at Woolies"


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 12:38:20 PM on 20 May 2017.
Flakes's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 27 February 2010
 Member #: 630
 Postcount: 367

My son is only 9 years old and knows Daddy loves his old radios. It was a very good example of a rare radio, But they are factory painted! when broken it was brown bakelite!

The case was beyond repair, I lost a few louvers and where it Broke / Smashed it wasn't clean and was slightly bent at the edges where the pieces met. It was a write off....

Never mind, I just chasing a glass for the Mullard and others can pick over the chassis if wanted. I plan to keep the knobs but may sell them!

Dan

PS the chassis are ALMOST identical.


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:28:39 PM on 20 May 2017.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Actually painted bakelite can be fixed to look like new regardless of missing bits, for which you can use epoxy filler. The paint hides all the cracks and dissimilar materials! Auto panelbeating techniques work well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:43:04 PM on 20 May 2017.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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I know the feeling. I busted a marbled green Astor Mickey whilst cleaning the cabinet once. It was like dropping an anvil through the bonnet of a Rolls Royce. The fortunate thing to come out of it was that the cracks were very clean so I ended up selling the radio at a good price for a busted radio and let the new owner take care of getting the cabinet professionally repaired.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:01:09 AM on 21 May 2017.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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As a general warning: I strongly suspect that the transformer in that is of the same construction as the one in the Philips 132L, I have. Its also badged Mullard in the same case.

I have seen several Philips sets exhibit the wire out the side of the transformer wrap. It can be pushed back to some extent, or totally with some: Not using an item that will damage the insulation. I have actually used the sheet insulating material, often used in electric motors, to prevent them hitting the core.

The original idea with mine on the advice of a motor re-winder was to use Araldite to retain them, so far that transformer has not shorted or failed.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:40:25 AM on 21 May 2017.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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My transformer winding fix goes back many years, is easy and works well. Instant gloss estapol in a spray can.
Back in the late 70's I fixed hundreds of buzzing mains transformers this way, under warranty. It was easier than replacing the transformer with a new one that would also buzz!

A very easy and long-term fix. I recently repaired a guitar amp transformer (replaced internal thermal fuse) this way.

Oh, before you ask, fuses always fail for a reason? S/C cathode bypass electro on the 6L6 output stage. Obviously the 6L6 plate got enough colour with zero bias and the mains transformer got hot enough to pop its in-the-winding thermal fuse.

Why did the electro fail S/C? Well if you saw the size of it you'd know! Totally inadequate for the task and dressed up against the 5watt cathode resistor.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:44:15 PM on 21 May 2017.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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At the risk of somewhat hijacking the original post. What I bought from the re-winder to repair a Mens Shed welder that had got a tad hotter than it should have (manufacturing oversight) was "CRC" Urethane Seal Coat. This can be sprayed as a Mar onto the wire to bind it & can also be sprayed onto components, & circuit boards to seal them.

I thought I was the only one that hacked open transformers & replaced the thermal fuse that a short had taken out.

http://www.crcindustries.com.au/products/corrosion-protection-and-inhibitors/urethane-seal-coat

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:05:35 AM on 22 May 2017.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 6 April 2012
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I have used Liquid Insulation tape for small repairs

https://www.jaycar.com.au/liquid-electrical-tape-thread-locker-black/p/NM2832

Ben


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 11:38:36 AM on 22 May 2017.
Flakes's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 27 February 2010
 Member #: 630
 Postcount: 367

Hmm.... Interesting. I will give that a try.

The winding on the "Good" chassis was ok and not shorting. It went back into place with ease. I used the Board Repair spray as that is what I had on hand. Gave the transformer a good clean and then a coat of this. Haven't powered it yet as I am allowing it to dry properly, suspect all will be good.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/circuit-board-lacquer-spray-can/p/NA1002

PS still looking for the glass.......


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 1:26:17 AM on 30 May 2017.
Astor Genii's Gravatar
 Location: Cambewarra Village, NSW
 Member since 8 September 2016
 Member #: 1970
 Postcount: 5

I have an original Red Mullard Meteor glass + a couple of other parts I think that go with dial surround? I shall dig them out & send you a message in the next couple of days.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 12:31:53 PM on 31 May 2017.
Flakes's avatar
 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 27 February 2010
 Member #: 630
 Postcount: 367

Hi Astor Genii

I have managed to locate one of these. Thanks for the offer.

Dan


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
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