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WTB Philharmonic Beam of Light Escutcheon

Anyone have a set of escutcheons for a beam of light set? Would like to have a complete set with front panel, but at least the large tuning dial brass escutcheon is needed for a set I am building. Thanks

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Comment by David C. Poland on February 16, 2020 at 9:47pm
Steve - You need to be more specific. For BOL Philharmonics, generally:
- earlier 1938-9 BOL model had 6 controls with "key hole" style escutcheons and oval eye escutcheons.
- later 1939-41 had 8 controls, round control escutcheons and a square eye escutcheons.

-all used the same 8 inch polished brass dial bezel with convex glass crystal and rear mounting spring and so there is some routing required on the back side to accommodate the retaining spring properly - 3/8 " thick plywood plus the selected veneer is right for the control panel.

FYI - I have a pattern to cut a Philharmonic panel (dial, eyes and controls) for you but aligning the pattern to your case panel requires careful coordination with your cabinet design.
Comment by steve parr on February 17, 2020 at 10:09pm

Thanks for the clarification. Did not realize there were 2 different versions. It appears I have the later BOL version with 8 controls.

Comment by Kent King on February 18, 2020 at 7:22am

Steve - Yes, later set, this is an FM Philharmonic. Have you sent us the serial number? 

Finding the large dial escutcheon will be tough. Occasionally a set of escutcheons will appear on ebay. Someone here might be able to help too...good luck!

Kent

Comment by David C. Poland on February 18, 2020 at 7:51pm
Nice looking example. If all the chrome is that nice, you have a great example. And correct knob set.
I do not have what you need. Do you have the power supply (has 4 6L6's) and speaker(s)?
Go to top of this site page and open SCOTT INFO ARCHIVE. Then select cabinet folder.
Scroll down to the photo of the CHIPPENDALE GRANDE and click on this radio phono cabinet.
It shows the correct eye escutcheon and the 8 round control escutcheons for yours.
Each of the 8 round escutcheons have the purpose embossed: BASS, WAVE CHANGE, VOLUME etc
If you do not have the owners manual, that and other information is in SET FOLDERS in the archive under PHILHARMONIC.
Your best chance may be to watch for a complete empty cabinet with all escutcheons - the big radio/phono cabinets are not appealing to many collectors because of their large footprint and expense ship.
Comment by steve parr on February 20, 2020 at 11:19am

Thanks for the information. I did get the power supply/amp, speaker, crossover, and phono preamp as well. There were no tweeters however. All are in excellent condition. It took very little to get the set playing with just a few issues such as replacing one faulty 6L6 and a slow forming of electrolytics. Serial number is LL-447.

Comment by Kent King on February 20, 2020 at 12:54pm

Based on that serial number, the set was probably built in Q1 1941. Beautiful chassis, as Dave said. 

Comment by David C. Poland on February 20, 2020 at 10:31pm
FYI - if you have the outboard Scott crossover, and the flange mount 15 inch speaker with small 5 pin plug that fits the crossover, then any 16 ohm permanent magnet tweeter is ok once you find the 2 pin plug that fits the tweeter socket(s) on the crossover for each tweeter.
Ref is Riders Vol 14 - pages SCOTT 14-12 and 14-15 for tweeter/crossover details.
Note also, that your outboard crossover has a secondary cable with small plug that fits the rear apron of the Philharmonic receiver. That small socket connects to a wafer switch on the band switch that enables the tweeters on the FM band.

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