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  • #2004
    Eric Strasen
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    I really need all four knobs for a Canadian-built Stromberg-Carlson Model 694 table radio. Somewhere along the way, somebody replaced them with four knobs which appear to be off Heathkit test equipment, so I have only a few clues as to what they look like. The radio still has all seven of it’s pushbuttons (thank God) and they are a dark burgundy colored marbleized plastic. I suspect the knobs also were similarly-colored plastic. The control shafts are the standard quarter-round ("D" shaped). I have looked at pictures of U.S. Strombergs from the same era (1946-47) and the knobs on those appear to be simple plastic jobs with a concave (dished) face. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    #2005
    Bob Masse
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    Hey Eric,
    How about posting a picture of the cabinet?
    Bob Masse

    #2006
    Eric Strasen
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    Hi, Bob,
    Got some pictures which I picked-off the eBay auction site. How do I go about sending them to CVRS? I am kind of new at this forum stuff (obviously). By the way, the photos show a pushbutton missing, but we later discovered it inside the radio when unpacking it. Also, upon looking at a pushbutton again after cleaning it with Novus, it appears to be brown rather than burgundy. Thanks,
    Eric S.

    #2007
    Eric Strasen
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    #2014
    Eric Strasen
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    Here’s an idea of what the knobs MIGHT look like. This is a photo copped from an eBay site of a U.S.-built Stromberg of the same vintage as my Model 694. Thank you for looking.

    Download radio2.jpg. (Caution: This file may not be virus scanned.)

    #2016
    Eric Strasen
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    Mike Koste of "Gobs of Knobs" in Ambler, Pennsylvania came up with four brown generic knobs that will work on the Stromberg. So unless someone has a set of the originals, I’m OK. Thanks for your time.

    #2035
    Eric Strasen
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    Just got a reply from some guy in the U.K. He claims to have all four knobs for the S-C and all he wants for them is 110 Pounds, payable through Western Union or MoneyGram. "Warning, warning. Danger Will Robinson!"

    #1235
    mukerjea
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    Eric Strasen wrote:

    I really need all four knobs for a Canadian-built Stromberg-Carlson Model 694 table radio. Somewhere along the way, somebody replaced them with four knobs which appear to be off Heathkit test equipment, so I have only a few clues as to what they look like. The radio still has all seven of it’s pushbuttons (thank God) and they are a dark burgundy colored marbleized plastic. I suspect the knobs also were similarly-colored plastic. The control shafts are the standard quarter-round ("D" shaped). I have looked at pictures of U.S. Strombergs from the same era (1946-47) and the knobs on those appear to be simple plastic jobs with a concave (dished) face. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Contact Mark @ https://www.oldradioparts.net. His email id is

    Good luck!
    Ash
    Toronto

    #2098
    Eric Strasen
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    Ash,
    Thanks for the idea. I have done a fair amount of business with Mark Oppat and have found him to be a good source for just about anything concerning old radios. The 694 is in the finishing stages of restoration, and if I am unhappy with the knobs I bought from "Gobs" (they may be a little small for this rather huge table radio) I will certainly check with Mark. Although I generally do my own restoration work — at least on radio chassis — I farmed-out this job to Tom Singletary of Statesboro, Georgia. He is a retired electronics engineer who is also very handy with cabinet work (I’m not). Am glad I did, as this has turned into a monster job due to various molestations to the circuitry done by apparent incompetents over the years. Plus, Stromberg-Carlson appears to have made a number of circuit changes during the model’s production run (1946-47) that are not reflected on either of the two schematics I was able to obtain for this set. My radio appears to have been made during the summer of 1947, according to date coding on some of the original components left in the set.
    If anybody in the club is interested, I’ll post photos of the finished product when I get it back, plus a commentary on work done. Purists probably won’t be happy, as the original 6L6G’s are being replaced by a matched pair of JJ/Tesla 6L6GC’s and the 8" PM speaker, which has a bad voice coil, is being replaced by a new Japanese co-ax job.
    Eric

    #2100
    mukerjea
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