I've been patiently waiting for the "right" cabinet, this one began life as an early FM GE phonograph, a optional cabinet of the same Radio now housing my 800b. Both with the full doors are difficult…Continue
"We've discussed irregularities near ad nauseam re knobs, estrucheons and period "correct" sales pamphlets. Clearly guidance was loose or at Dept. discretion. I doubt tooling for this seemingly "rare" set, was done purposely…"
"I have tried phosphoric acid (same ingredient as in naval jelly) and it dulled the chrome around the rust spots. I think if you keep it confined to just the rust spots you will do a lot better than I did. Otherwise the best I have…"
"Another method, if you have more significant rust, and you remove some/most of the components, is to use Naval Jelly. Apply, wait, then wash it off with a lot of water and let things dry thoroughly. Repeat if needed. Then polish as Dave…"
"So far, limited to using Turtle brand liquid chrome polish over the past 20 odd years. But then I have avoided heavily corroded items.
Vacuum first while using a modernly stiff artist brush. Use small squares of old towels, gentle pressure and…"
"Thank you for this consummate write-up, David, much appreciated. Clearly, for hide glue, alcohol acts different than other organics. As for the Braemer, I will always consider it a well balanced rather hansom cabinet."
Welcome to the forum ! I enjoy seeing what appears to be the original finish to a rare cabinet. I've two of these sets and hope you eventually enjoy them as I do near daily. Love the OES, we've owned sheepdogs for years and…"
Dave - I attended the auction and looked the early AW-23 Scott 5 knob radio over. No statement made of the working condition. I passed it up.
Sold for $750 plus 10% gallery fee plus 7 1/5% State tax - so pushing $890.
A lot of corroded chrome with some bubbling and pealing on the receiver and amp. Sovtec output tubes. The cabinet had been refinished with a rather flat finish which pretty well hid the beauty and depth of the fancy fiddle grain tropical Laurel veneers. Oil finish? The Richmond Designs repo Aztec speaker cloth (a darker 70% scale repo of the original gold cloth) has a bit of a green cast that, to me, did not compliment the blond cabinet.
I was not interested. Looked like more work that I was interested for result unsatisfactory to me. (I have an excellent example in that cabinet already.) Hope the buyer restores it, rather than parting it out, Properly restored electrically, a great sounding radio.