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Rivet tool recommendations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Oct 10. 11 Replies

Hello,Can anyone recommend a solid rivet tool for replacement of rivets on the Philharmonic PS chassis?Thank you!Continue

Cloth cord replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Sep 28. 10 Replies

Hello,Thanks to the great advice from fellow collector Mike Hadley I have completed the cord replacement on my remote control Philharmonic.I used cotton sleeve in 6mm and 8mm sizes that I purchased…Continue

Philharmonic remote control

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Sep 15. 5 Replies

Hello,Looking for a photo of scratch suppressor switch on a remote control unit. Tried to install a scratch suppressor switch from a non-remote unit and there are gears in the way.Thanks in…Continue

Past and present update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Sep 5. 2 Replies

A little bit of past progress. My Philharmonic remote chassis S/N BB106 was intended to be a spare chassis, but the more I thought about it became my primary set for the cabinet. After recapping the…Continue

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Scott Seickel liked John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
Oct 12
Robert Feenstra replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Excellent, Scott.  You helped out greatly!"
Oct 10
John Chidgey replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Great video Scott!"
Oct 9
Brad Winder replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"WOW!! Awesome attention to detail!"
Oct 9
Scott Seickel replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Below is a video I made on setting the rivets on my Philharmonic.  It includes doing the brass eyelets and using a bar to reach into places where you can't get a hammer.  I use a cupped set to support the rivet head, and the flaring…"
Oct 9
Robert Feenstra replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"That's how I did my 16. I have several pieces of aluminum bar that I use on the rivet head.  The aluminum will form a divot that matches the head of the rivet.  I also use an aviation rivet squeezer for rivets that are on the side of…"
Oct 5
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"I set nickel plated brass hollow rivets by hand using a hammer, rivet set, and aluminum mandrel plus a slew of other tools (levers, etc) for starting the set and for setting rivets in hard to access places.  I occasionally end up with a split…"
Oct 5
David C. Poland replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Great info. I have a few short rivets of the type Scott used. I had limited success - by tapping with a standard hammer on a small ball peen hammer placed on the rivet flair against a metal plate, but access limitations galore. The flair is…"
Oct 4
John Chidgey replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Thanks to all for the great infortmation."
Oct 4
Dave liked John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
Sep 30
Troy Taylor replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"Hello- Commercial riveting in sheet metal, particularly in lower volumes like custom-built radios, is done with machines generically referred to as "C-Squeezes".  They are used extensively in aerospace manufacturing in general and at…"
Sep 28
Robert Feenstra replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"I have an AM/FM that I'm going to have to re-rivet.  Been thinking of building something that will handle the entire chassis.  Either a mechanical press or a hydraulic press."
Sep 28
Brad Winder replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"I've been searching for such a tool for years...not sure anything exists? What kind of tool did they use in the factory? I'm assuming it was some kind of large, bench mounted device..."
Sep 28
Kent King replied to John Chidgey's discussion Cloth cord replacement
"Correct, the 24V transformer is always on, so when you want to turn on the set remotely, you can activate the volume control "up" to flip the switch."
Sep 28
David C. Poland replied to John Chidgey's discussion Cloth cord replacement
"Not sure about  24 volt wiring on a pointer dial Philharmonic,  or model Sixteen. Power switches mounted on the side of the cabinet for these models. Later models commencing about 1939, the power switch relocated to the volume control. The…"
Sep 27
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Rivet tool recommendations

Hello,Can anyone recommend a solid rivet tool for replacement of rivets on the Philharmonic PS chassis?Thank you!See More
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Posted on August 30, 2020 at 2:46pm 3 Comments

Wanted to buy Philharmonic Scratch Suppressor switch. Think same switch was used on the Allwave 16 as well.

John

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