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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Dec Wed 12, 2018 10:05 pm 
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allthumbs wrote:
there's already a very long thread (10 pages) where hundreds of these usually gorgeous dials are displayed
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That thread was aimed at escutcheons.

I agree with Steve, that thread is about escutcheons.

There are plenty of radios I would post in that thread that have incredible escutcheons, which I would never post here due to their boring dials.

The converse is also true. Lots of radios have amazing dials that belong in this thread, that have practically no escutcheon and would never fit in that thread.

Some radios fit in both threads equally well.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Dec Thu 13, 2018 7:04 am 
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This is a recent acquisition.

Pacific Radio "Jackson Bell 556" with the Flags dial.

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And this is my American Bosch 620. You can't see the dial pointer until the radio is turned on.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Dec Sat 15, 2018 8:32 pm 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
This is a recent acquisition.

Pacific Radio "Jackson Bell 556" with the Flags dial.

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And this is my American Bosch 620. You can't see the dial pointer until the radio is turned on.


I love that flag dial!

Sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Dec Sun 16, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Any radio with a lighted rotating drum dial, those Silvertones, The Panasonic RF1600 I once had, and my current Grundig TR6002 I'm working on right now. My father had a drum dial Silvertone chassis sitting on top of a 12" bass reflex speaker at his workbench in the basement, I was fascinated with that dial with the countries, airplanes and ships on it, and would sit and listen to that set BC band and shortwave for hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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This one is a Majestic ''type 50', which is a Tombstone, one of my favorite dials.
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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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chaz wrote:
This one is a Majestic ''type 50', which is a Tombstone, one of my favorite dials.
Dan in Calgary


Really cool dial.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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Dan,

That Majestic dial is stunning!


Steve already has a great picture of a 1937 Capehart 400 series E dial. I would like to add to his stunning picture. Here is the "E" dial all lit up with eye tube. I recently completed this machine for a friend!

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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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My first dial I feel is worth posting...


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Feb Mon 18, 2019 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for posting that dial Kirk!
That is one amazing find! As well as a beautiful dial :D

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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
PostPosted: Feb Mon 18, 2019 1:25 pm 
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allthumbs wrote:
Not to be a party pooper, but there's already a very long thread (10 pages) where hundreds of these usually gorgeous dials are displayed: http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=269298, the most recent post being about two weeks ago. I know that thread is about escutcheons, but the dials themselves are included in 99.9% of cases, often beautifully photographed.

Tom


I agree,
This topic is different... I don't have any good escutcheons but I have a few dials I think are really nice. I never posted them since that topic was for escutcheons. Now I can...

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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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I had my Scott Sixteen out today, so I snapped a photo of the lovely gold dial while I was listening to a Zags b-ball game.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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The Zenith model 5S320 . . .


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A Century Model G Console..


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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Lots of great looking dials! I didn't see a Philco; so, here's one I like. Though it can't compare with multi-colored dials with great graphics.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's see your favorite radio dials
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That is so you can tune between the hot stations and cold stations, with some warm ones in between :D

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PostPosted: Mar Fri 22, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Hats off to all who posted! What I see is some of the most outstanding restorations possible!!! Denis


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