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Ed Stone
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Well, how lucky am I? – I located the exact same model radio in the SPARC radio musum in Coquitlam. I scanned the dials and tidied the scans with Photoshop before printing.

Attached are some photos of the repro PhotoShop dials fitted to the radio – unless you look very closely you cannot tell the difference (except the repro ones look to be in much better condition!). I printed them using an inkjet printer on HP Premium photo paper. I ran a black marker pen around the edges once I had cut the dials to shape to prevent the white paper showing through. I simply stuck the repro dials onto the cabinet front with Pritt-Stick and model train rail tacks! Also attached is a photo of the originals – look a bit scruffy by comparison… I borrowed and cleaned-up the knobs from the SPARC-owned set for these photos (and I will keep looking out for some the same), but it does not look too bad with the black ‘chicken-heads’ fitted as shown on the earlier photos.

By the way, the dials have a purplish tint on the photos taken under artificial light but appear solid black in reality.

Also, I fitted a ‘Goat’ shield to the converter tube and borrowed metallized tubes to try in place of the remaining plain glass tubes – cured the heterodyning dead.

Ed

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