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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:19:30 PM on 4 December 2012.
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G'day all, have nearly completed casing & electrical works on Philips 115, 113c & 112A, unfortunately the lettering has come off the tuning glass as is common with these radios.
The 115 is the worst & there is not enough left to even guess with....HELP!! images gladly accepted!!...I haven't found any out there on the web. Also Mullard MAS1107 & 1154 would be handy, if anyone has any worthy images please email me or possibly posted for others to utilise?

Regards Paul Whoa


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:09:13 AM on 5 December 2012.
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Many manufacturers used a chalky substance to mark dials with. AWA and Kriesler were two big offenders when it came to this.

I have a painted cream 115 and it is suffering the same problem. I also have a spare Mullard-badged version somewhere and, again, the same. I just haven't had time of late to do anything about it.

Radio Revival Parts in WA makes a few reproduction dial glasses. I don't think this one is on the list but Steve may be able to chase a good example down to copy from.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:01:31 AM on 7 December 2012.
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G'day Paul,

Kevin Chant may have one for a 112A.

http://www.kevinchant.com/dial-glasses.html.

Cheers, Graham...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:25:50 PM on 8 December 2012.
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Thanks for the help guys, looks like Kevin will be doing a run soon of 112A's so I will hopefully be able to obtain one, these dials look excellent at night standing up on the radios top.

Does anyone have or know where to find a list of radio call signs & freq for 1948? or even have a pic of a dial from that year that they could send me or share. I can use the info to remake my own for the Philips 115....I have started to re-creat it already using the method posted in the cabinet repair forum...using a scan of the old one as a template but I need a list of stations to populate the worn off areas...

Paul Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:04:44 AM on 9 December 2012.
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If you can't get the exact model, I can send you my remade image for the 123 (1950). I doubt there were many stations added or renamed since 1948, but if so they could be altered for historical accuracy.

Even if the glass is different dimensions, the relative positions of the stations will be consistent, within the different scale. I assume the order of the state rows is the same in the Philips range - they seem to have reused dial layouts fairly extensively across different models.

In PhotoShop or whatever graphic program you use, you can drag the edges of the rectangular dial image to stretch or shrink it the the scale you need, and the station positioning will adjust to match the new scale. You can verify the accuracy of the scale by checking the positions of any remaining identifiable stations in your template.

If you already have a rectangular dial image of the right vintage, even a different brand, you could also re-scale that to use as an overlay to identify and position missing stations.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:29:00 PM on 10 December 2012.
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Hi everyone,
I'm keen to know how people print using a white or cream colour. I've no problem printing on to acetate with my bubble jet, but no way can I see how to create colours close to white. How do people print on glass?

Cheers,

Mike


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:20:06 PM on 10 December 2012.
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Hi Maven that would be great if you could send the image you have, might fill the many blanks that I cannot make out on any of my dials... especially in the NSW area as there are so many stations very close together.

Mike, I cannot print white either or anywhere near close enough.. but I will take the image to the local screen printer near me & get it re-printed on the original glass....hopefully.

I have already had a HMV control overlay done & the result was good......however my choice of material was a compromise.. not quite perfect, a mildly frosted finish which lets the wood grain of the cabinet show through easier as it is not reflective....but away from the original glossy look. Also I would change the ink away from white to off white/cream for less of a stark finish & more like something aged a bit.

Regards Paul


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:55:25 AM on 11 December 2012.
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OK, I'll send it, but you will need to edit your forum profile to unhide the email address, temporarily.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:44:47 PM on 11 December 2012.
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No probs done, thanks for that.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:01:13 AM on 12 December 2012.
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Sent - hope it is useful.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:40:51 PM on 13 December 2012.
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Thanks Maven, takes a lot of guess work out & web searching...especially when letters are similar...G C etcSmile Maybe because it is at the top of all the glass dials NSW seems to have suffered the worst for wear...probably in range of being cleaned more easily!

Cheers Paul


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 1:58:27 PM on 15 December 2012.
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Hi Paul,

thanks for that info. I'll give the screen printer a go sometime.

Cheers,

Mike


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