January 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm #1577radionutForum Participant
Can anyone tell me where you can get hard to find parts.I am looking for a on/off part of the volume on/off of a Emerson 530 model. also where to get dial scales .I have a G.E. MODEL 122,Strongburg-Carslon just square and plastic,G.E. model KL-70 THAT IS GLASS AND CRACKED.Would appreciate any help.February 4, 2010 at 3:01 am #1616Gerry O’HaraKeymaster
There are one or two on-line sellers of repro dial scales, eg. Radio Daze (https://www.radiodaze.com/reproglassdials.htm) – worth checking-out. It is possible to reproduce dials yourself if you have a pattern (like your broken glass scale) – scan the old one and use photoshop (or similar software) to tart up the scanned image (see post on this subject elsewhere on this forum) and then print onto decal paper or clear plastic film (this can be mounted behind a piece of plain glass or Perspex). The only other way I can think of for you to obtain a replacement is to keep a watch for the same model radio on Ebay/fleamerkets etc and use as a doner set – this can take some time for less-common sets though….
GerryMarch 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm #1673Ed StoneForum Participant
For decal paper supplies, check out https://www.pulsarprofx.com/DecalPRO/Ver … rview.html, https://www.pulsarprofx.com/DecalPRO/Ver … Radio.html and https://www.radiodaze.com/reprodecals.htm.
EdApril 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm #1704philForum Participant
Just a side note to people looking for parts. (not speaking to anyone specifically)
If you can, try to take pictures of the parts you need. If you need a dial scale or knobs for example, a photo is much more helpful than the model number.
Some remember every model number but many will skip by not knowing what a particular model looks like, and they may be the one that has one !
The persons area is helpful for anyone trading parts, (don’t neglect to fill in your city / town in your profile in this forum or people won’t know where you are posting from)
The price you would expect to pay may be helpful. I seem to see it all the time where someone thinks it will be worth someones time to hunt for a particular part, perhaps remove it from an unrestored but reasonably complete set and mail it,, then the buyer figures the part is worth 5-10 bucks or something, hardly worth the "seller’s" time unless the favor is reciprocated. – offering trades may give person with the part some reason to fill the order and one may have better results.
Don’t get me wrong I know it is part of the hobby to provide parts and the favor is often returned form another collector and these things tend to go in circles.. I have provided many parts for very little return , and have also had people provide me with much needed parts at discount prices.
The trading and helping one another is a big part of the fun of this hobby !
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