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  • #18630
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I finished this radio and installed the glass. I turned around and heard a” CRACK”.
    I need another piece of glass for this radio
    It measures 4.5 inches across ” four and one half inches across”
    In the past I tried clock glass but it bulges out too much, and I don’t have any more.
    I sure hope one of you guys has one or can tell me where I can get one.

    I bought one from a fellow in the States, but it was too thick and had too much of a curve
    I STILL NEED ONE
    Thanks
    Dan in Calgary

    • This topic was modified 4 weeks ago by Dan Walker. Reason: I found the item
    • This topic was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Dan Walker. Reason: I still need the glass
    • This topic was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Dan Walker. Reason: I still need the glass
    #18637
    Ralph Spracklin
    CVRS Member

    Hey Dan

    This Dial Glass you are looking for is of very small diameter. There are many Vintage Radios, or not so vintage for that matter that have larger diameter dial glasses. You may already have such a discarded radio cabinet from which you can salvage a larger glass. Then if you know someone at a local glass shop, and who has a Wet Grinder, they could scribe it to size and grind it down to proper diameter for you. Having spent 25 years in the glass business, I have even chopped down and ground curved automobile windshields without loosing them. With the proper sized salvaged clock face, a good glass man could solve your problem. Also not all clock dial glasses would have ‘too raised a bubble’. The large the face the less bubble curvature to deal with and the easier to cut down. Lots of old cheap clocks in places like Value Village or the Sally-Anne Shops, that you could scout out for five to ten bucks. Worth a try!! As a matter of fact I am holding in my hand, a not so old old wind up alarm clock on which the glass measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter with very little of a raised bubble, and it fits my DeForest Saturn, which is what your radio is. Where there’s a will there’s a way!

    Ralph

    #18638
    Ralph Spracklin
    CVRS Member

    Hey Dan
    Me Again

    I would imagine that when the time rolled around for Radio makers to find suppliers for the Dial glasses for radios, the clock industry were already being supplied with Dial Glasses/Faces for multible millions of clocks. And those suppliers would have become suppliers for Radio Dials also. I would also have thought that these Dial Glasses were available in standard sizes. This afirms my thought that those Dial Faces, Clocks or Radios used those same glass products. Both then and now. As a matter of fact if you Google Clock or Radio Dial Faces, you will find many such glass suppliers, still today pushing their dial glass products on-line. Try Amazon, Alibaba, or eBay for starters. Personally I would check out the Second Hand Stores. You could take the remenents of the broken glass with you. If you still have the peices, tape them together and use them to check size and curvature before purchasing an old clock.

    Also once you find a suitable replacement lens, set it in a few dabs of clear silicone, and if you tighten it up with clips, do not over-tighten.

    Lots of luck in your search.

    Ralph

    #18639
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Ralph”
    . I did order some round glass a couple of years ago and it just had too much of a curve. i still have two pieces of the right size but it won’t work in this radio.

    I bought one piece [today] from someone on the” Antique radio forum” and I hope it will fit.
    The main problem with that is the cost of shipping and exchange.

    For $20.00 USA dollars it cost me $29.23 Canadian
    I have tried the thrift stores and I am always on the lookout for round glass and grill cloth .
    Thanks
    Dan in Calgary

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