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  • #1892
    Dan Walker
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    My sister in law saw this radio and wants me to fix it . It has no speaker or workable chassis .. It is a Westinghouse Model 785.. Although I did see one on radio attic archives that looks similar and it is model 754X.. If anyone has a chassis and speaker please let me know Thanks Dan. P.S. I need the dial glass also

    #1894
    Rogers flipdial
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    Hi Dan – what do mean by a non-workable chassis ? – do you have a rear view picture ?
    Steve

    #1899
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Hi Steve,,,,I had a look in the back and there is a basic frame with a tuning cap and not much else.I did not look under the chassis but from what I could see most of it was gone.. It is not one that I would want to try to put back together even if I had the parts..Thank you for your reply..Dan

    #1902
    Rogers flipdial
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    OK – this could be a lengthy response – not being able to see your chassis I’m guessing it was a parts donor – I have owned that same radio

    and also this version – which probably has the same chassis

    all of those Westinghouse radios used a very similar hassis – some difference in the pushbuttons – slightly different dial scales – and some had an rf amp added and some had push pull audio added – the reason I mention this is because I have a spare chassis – not a 785 – but a 780x – I had been hanging on to the 780x chassis because a while ago I saw a 780X cabinet for sale – but I phoned tonight and I didn’t act fast enough – its gone – apparently to another radio collector in the Kitchener area.
    So what’s the big deal about a 780 X chassis – well its the radio from "a Christmas Story"


    I had one of these radios – but I sold it before I knew that it was the one from the movie – and I don’t know who I sold it to – I think I’m getting too many pics here for one reply so I’ll continue with another reply.

    #1907
    Rogers flipdial
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    For those of you wondering – the other versions of the 780 console – like the 780Y – had a difference in the cabinet – 3 bars instead of four. – I’ve owned two or 3 of the 780Y’s and have one now

    here’s a pic of the 780X chassis – it may fit your cabinet

    – the push buttons are different though – you push in on them instead of down – looks like you have the escutcheon for the push buttons – are the knobs there ?- the spare chassis has the escutcheon and push buttons as well – they may fit your cabinet opening as well – I measured the knob locations as follows – the distance between the top two shafts is 10 inches – the distance between the bottom two shafts is 7.5 inches – the bottom shafts are 1 3/8 above the shelf and the top shafts are 4 5/8 above the shelf and the push buttons are 3 3/4 above the shelf. whew – that’s a lot – I wanted to show a pic of the 780X I had – but can’t locate the pic on my computer right now.
    Steve

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