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 Post subject: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 4:15 am 
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WTB--four knobs for a GE E-86. I've repaired the speaker voice coil wires, reglued veneers, stripped & stained, and ordered appropriate grille cloth. Making progress! But it lacks knobs. Can't complain; the radio was free.
Here's a photo after staining but before finish.

Chris Campbell


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 Post subject: Re: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 3:35 am 
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I'll bump this up. The E-86 is a 1936 radio. I can't find clear photos but it looks like GE used the same knobs an various radios that year.

Chris Campbell


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 Post subject: Re: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 6:41 am 
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These might work.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-GE-GEN ... Sw8-FaUP3V


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 Post subject: Re: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 7:47 am 
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Same radio, except in a tombstone tabletop case. But ouch, $40 plus $10 shipping = $50, more than I spent on varnish & grille cloth & new dial plastic. I may pass on that one.

Chris Campbell


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 Post subject: Re: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 2:35 pm 
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I hear you, but that's the thing about knobs.
If missing, add $10 each, unless it's rare then good luck.
If you get generic replacements you will always see it.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB--knobs for GE E-86
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 4:22 pm 
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That is not a bad price for those knobs.
If you think that you have to pay a lot for them, I would have to pay about $80.00 total
Because I live in Canada.
I would consider your price cheap
Dan in Calgary


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