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Does anyone know where I can find or who might have an eschuteon and retaining clip for a Philharmonic - early version. I have the original glass and front faceplate. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Unfortunately Scott, those dial escutcheons show up far less often than the knob or eye escutcheons. Stalk Ebay is the best bet, but it could take a very long time for one to turn up. Be patient. I could use that glass !!, LOL. You need 2 retainers, one for the glass in the escutcheon, and one to hold the escutcheon in the cabinet. Neither retainer is a big deal if they are missing.
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Scarcer than hens teeth! The old coil retainer springs out of production for decades according to a local clock shop.
So, advised to make a spring retainer. From your local hardware buy a 3 ft piano wire - I chose .078 Music Wire.
Cut to length with a mallet and cold chisel. Seriously - hard spring wire!
Then bend into a circle. Start bending using progressively smaller paint cans. Avoid kinking the wire.
You want it to be a little larger circle than the brass dial ring it fits into. Also, about 1/2 inch from one end, put a bend you can grasp using pliers, because you want to be able to trial fit the spring a couple times and need one end you can grasp to remove the spring. Do not add the glass until your spring is finished.
I painted my spring with gold paint. I also polished and lacquered the dial ring to brightness to match the gold control escutcheons. Finally, instal the glass and carefully install the spring you made.
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