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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 3:08 pm 
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Yes, ZenithStratosphere this thread is for escutcheons. You continue to post pictures of dials. Please submit in the proper topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 3:17 pm 
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Continuing.....


Below are two escutcheons I find attractive. I recently completed electrical restoration on both of these sets.

First one pictured is from a circa 1932 E.H. Scott Allwave 12. I have always found the small "Key hole" E.H. Scott dial a beautiful Art Deco piece.

Second one pictured is from a circa 1933 R.C.A. 331 DUO set which includes an automatic record changer. Sadly the original knobs were missing, replacements shown. The twin escutcheon set up could be seen on several RCA/GE sets manufactured during the 1933 selling year. I always found this set up quite attractive for the early 30's.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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The Crosley model 656 . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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The Grunow model 1297 Teledial . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Nice ones posted here. Like the Crosley and an interesting circuit as well. Not come across the 6N6. Its a strange combo of valves 6H6, then 6F5 as an audio pre-amp. You would have thought in 1936 a diode / triode was available and then the 6N6 with its unusual first triode pre-amp (again) cathode coupled to the triode output half. Have to think about that some more.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 7:12 pm 
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ketron281989 wrote:
1932 E.H. Scott Allwave 12. I have always found the small "Key hole" E.H. Scott dial a beautiful Art Deco piece.

Ah, you beat me to it, Jon. I've been meaning to put up a photo of mine! ;) It really is a beautiful escutcheon... and all the ones around the knobs too! Hard to take a photo of all of them.

Here's a photo of the escutcheons on my Scott Sixteen. SEVEN! of them if you count the little brass ring around the Selectivity switch. A nice piece of streamline art in their own right.


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The Zenith model 5-S-320 . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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I love that Echophone 16 escutcheon, Ted! That's one of the radios I would grab without hesitation, if I ever cross paths with one!

For you, Rodney. Pardon the Atwater Kent knobs. I crossed paths with this one, sans knobs, on someone's table at a hamfest last year.


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Awesome, Ted! Thanks for sharing!

Yeah, that one is on my bucket list for sure. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Rodney,

Haha! I thought I remember you saying a long time ago you didn't too much care for key hole dials!! :lol: :lol: :lol: You could always send that key hole set my way if you get tired of it!! :lol:

Your E.H. Scott Sixteen escutcheon is striking! Very streamline deco for the period, not to mention each of the knob escutcheons. Reminds me of the 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe I get out during the summer time. What a great set, thanks for posting that one!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Mostly it's my wife who is underwhelmed with keyhole dials.

I find their intricate brass escutcheons to be works of art in many cases. I frankly think they're underappreciated. I'd love to know more about who drew them and how they were created, the process. I think I asked that earlier in this thread.

Beautifully scripted names in flowing letters, molded in brass, tiny little details, text so small you practically need a magnifying glass. How'd they do that, without computers and 3D printers? Photo reduction? Hand carved models?

As to my keyhole Scott... Keep dreamin'! I think it's a keeper! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Rodney,

That's a Scott for you! They were the best of the best! No one could really compete with their level of quality, not even McMurdo or Capehart! (both are pretty close though!!)


With regards to your "Key hole" Scott. I was hoping you would say that! :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Philco Model: 41-260 console


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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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That's in pretty good condition for an original. These Tenite escutcheons have made it what, 80 years at this point? I wonder if they'll survive another 80? Will there be any originals left?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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Stewart Warner 950

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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
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An early CROSLEY 148 Escutcheon


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From my RCA Victor RO-23 Shortwave Converter:
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 Post subject: Re: Radio escutcheons gather here
PostPosted: Mar Tue 19, 2019 7:18 pm 
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From my RCA Victor RO-23 Shortwave Converter:


RCA Victor must have loved this style of escutcheon, as it appears to be the same one (different color only) from the escutcheon on my
RCA Victor Superette R-70 Radio from 1933 complete with the RCA logo and an image of "Nipper"..


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Early 1930 Philco Model 76 (lowboy) Console radio escutcheon


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