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philharmionic bezel spring

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Jan 11. 2 Replies

The dial bezel on my philly had tarnished to a dull brown, and the glass locking spring had rusted in position, this proved quite difficult to remove, after working at the old spring with a pick I…Continue

philharmonic coil drawing

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Nov 8, 2018. 2 Replies

I was looking through the data I have for the Philharmonic, and I found this drawing,I'm not sure if anybody already has this so I am posting as it is of some use,Mike.…Continue

6g5

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Oct 30, 2018. 6 Replies

The Philharmonic has two eye tubes, the expander has a 6e5, and the tuning uses a 6g5,as the 6g5's are getting harder to find and there is an abundance of 6e5 tubes, both from Russia and Japan,this…Continue

Dial lamp covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Oct 8, 2018. 4 Replies

Some of the lamp covers were missing from my Philharmonic, so I thought that I would share my method of making a similar part,in the photo below, from left to right we have,the metal blank, the die,…Continue

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mike hadley commented on Kent King's status
"Thanks to the members who supplied the raw scans, I think that it would be useful if we can get a full set Mike"
Apr 5
mike hadley replied to Jeff Barna's discussion AW23 Restoration?
"I think that the price of 2k is reasonable, considering the amount of work that's involved. Taking on an old radio is like buying a second hand car, you are lucky if it's all original and putting right even the smallest modification can…"
Mar 20
mike hadley replied to Dave's discussion Scott Find with Surprise
"Nicely done, the cabinet has responded well to your efforts, just goes to show what can be done. Mike"
Mar 11
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fitted laser engraved dial

"The artwork is a rehash of several dials, scanned from the back and cleaned up in Photoshop, most of the artwork is from the original dial, along with parts from others to make a successful repair, then raster engraved with a k40 laser engraver,"
Mar 9
Thomas Day commented on mike hadley's photo
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fitted laser engraved dial

"This looks really good. Did you start with a photo copy of the original to transfer the markings?"
Mar 9
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mike hadley liked Ronald Babb's discussion Thanks for allowing on the forum
Mar 9
Joseph W Strickland commented on mike hadley's photo
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Laser engraved dial

"Mike; I found your dial picture. This is an excellent example of your work. Once it is in a cabinet no one will know. I doubt you would find another one better. Joe"
Mar 8
mike hadley replied to Dave's discussion Jones plug
"Hi Dave, Try mouser part No, 538-P-321-DB, Mike"
Mar 2
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Laser engraved dial

"Thomas; The base material is unfortunately acrylic, the artwork is a reconstruction from my old dial an scan from a more complete one, I have yet to try making one from glass."
Feb 22
Thomas Day commented on mike hadley's photo
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Laser engraved dial

" Beautiful. What did you use for the base, and was the source a photo copy of the original?"
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