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 Post subject: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 5:09 pm 
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I have an Admiral Model 5G45 clock radio with a Telechron clock. Someone in the radio's past, destroyed the clocks ability to set alarm and in its place put a on-off switch that operates the radio. Does anyone have a source that I can use to possibly replace the clock and the plastic face cover?


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 5:42 pm 
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Photos would help.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Most likely the on off switch broke in the past. I have used a micro switch in place of original. I do have some Telechron clocks from parts out radios. Need to see a picture of your set. The ones I have are round.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 6:49 pm 
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The clock measures 3.5" x 3.5". Pictured with the clock is the plastic face which someone boogered up when modifying it.
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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 5:39 am 
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Clock parts and many switch parts are interchangeable, but the metal frame with the label is unique to that and the other similar radio models. The only source for the frame housing and the plastic lens would be another identical style radio, but rotors and clock parts can be found online.
I'd ask for a pic of the original switch, but I guess it is not there, is it?

The Photofact can be purchased here, will show the switch. 5G45 is grouped with the 1955 models.


https://stevenjohnson.com/photofacts/index-a.htm

Thin clear plastic can be melted by baking it in an oven while laid over a wooden form. But those sharp bends in thick plastic are impossible. Maybe you could cut the sides away and glue a new flat sheet to them, but the seams will show.

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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 5:50 am 
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No original switch. The clear plastic cover had a SPST switch mounted to it with the wires going through a hole in the face and out to the radio and clock coil. If I could find the parts to fix this one that would work for me. I bought a photofact from Steven, but it did not contain pictures of the clock mechanism or switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 1:14 pm 
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Are you sure the clock is burned out?
I have rebuilt a bunch of them and the copper drum always gets sticky and stops the movement.
If you wish I can help you fix it. First test it and if you hear a hum then it is good, just stuck.
You can get a dial cover from Mark PalmQuist at https://dialcover.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 6:29 pm 
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Hi Kirk. The clock works fine, its the switch fo on-off-auto that is missing. Thanks for the dial cover resource, I'll check that out.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Originally there was a 2-way switch or on-off-on, so that the radio can be either on fulltime or controlled by the alarm setting.

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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Model 5G45
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Not 100% sure but GE clock radios from that era uses a pretty similar looking tekechron movement. Might see if you can find a clunker.


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