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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!   

Scott

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Comment by Scott Seickel on December 13, 2020 at 8:27am

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. 

Comment by Kent King on December 12, 2020 at 11:10am

In the tool bar right above where you type this, the second image from the left is :Insert Picture"

Comment by David C. Poland on December 12, 2020 at 10:40am

I have a photo somewhere and will add to the the site photo.

Seems to be no provision to add a photo to a blog post like you can in the forum section.add photos 

Comment by David C. Poland on December 12, 2020 at 10:37am

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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