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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

A Fast Tour

 

The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:

 

And underneath we have:

 

It’s obvious this set has been worked on in the past. The next step is to replace all the paper/wax capacitors. This is the most time consuming part of most restorations unless you are doing rechroming. Here is the underside after replacing the capacitors:

 

At this point, I will clean the chassis and use a non-abrasive polish with very soft cloth to shine the chassis and all covers. Install a set of tested good tubes and it is starting to look alive again!

It is best to leave the tube cap covers off, as well as the snap-ins on the IF cans. We need to get to these items, since the next step is power tests and alignment. I bring all newly restored sets up on a Variac, and then follow Scott’s alignment instructions.

Finally, you put the remaining shields in place and install it in the cabinet:

Success!

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Comment by Joseph W Strickland on February 2, 2017 at 1:42pm

Kent;

Nice work! The chassis look great now. The cabinet is a beautiful one with its matched pattern veneers. There is nothing quite like the warmth of wood for overall appeal.

Joe

Comment by David C. Poland on February 9, 2017 at 10:48pm

The earlier (first) version Braemar cabinets had that really nice figured Oriental Walnut veneers. 

The Braemer was sized  for the smaller models, initially for the model Sixteen (1937-8). Looks really nice with the round dial of the Scott models Super Twelve and Masterpiece. Also the Phantoms (rectangular dial). The top is glued down, not hinged to open like the larger cabinets.

Later the Braemer veneer was plain straight grain Walnut about 1940-41.

Comment by Scott Seickel on February 12, 2017 at 6:28pm

That is a good looking set. 

Comment by Lance Hughes on February 27, 2017 at 8:36pm

Good evening Kent,

     What type of polish did you use on the chassis?

Comment by Kent King on February 27, 2017 at 9:05pm

I always use liquid Turtle wax chrome polish, non-abrasive.

Comment by Lance Hughes on February 28, 2017 at 5:02am

Excellent! There is so much wax (stuff) on the market these days and I wanted to narrow down what works well for people on these chrome chassis. I have an Allwave 23 and several 880b6 units that need a good polish. Thank you sir.

Comment by Joseph W Strickland on February 28, 2017 at 7:05am

I have used both the liquid and the paste version of Turtle Wax. Both are great products. Look for the note on the front saying that there is no abrasive in the wax. Both do a great job of polishing and providing a protective coating to the chrome finish. It is even helpful on other metal surfaces such as the shafts of the controls for the same reason.

Joe

Comment by Steve Larrabee on March 13, 2017 at 6:21pm

Just beautiful! and you make it look so easy.......

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