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 Post subject: Removing call letters from 41-280 Philco faceplate
PostPosted: Oct Tue 20, 2020 11:12 pm 
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I want to move the call letters from an old 41 Philco faceplate and transfer them to a new one but I can't see how to do it without destroying the call letters. It appears they are made of paper behind a small clear plastic cover. When new they were probably pliable enough to get in or out but after almost 80 years I'm thinking they are too brittle to move. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Removing call letters from 41-280 Philco faceplate
PostPosted: Oct Wed 21, 2020 7:45 am 
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Heat and moisture. It's brittle because it is dried out. Maybe devise a way to direct a little steam towards it?


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 Post subject: Re: Removing call letters from 41-280 Philco faceplate
PostPosted: Oct Wed 21, 2020 3:38 pm 
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Thanks for the tip Alan but it turns out, I didn't need the heat and moisture, a little nudge from a size C jewelers screwdriver on either end to loosen them up and a little finger pressure from the backside and they came right out. The call letters on the right end (RMO or KMO not sure which) are in poor shape so the next task is trying to make a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing call letters from 41-280 Philco faceplate
PostPosted: Oct Mon 26, 2020 6:48 pm 
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41Philco wrote:
Thanks for the tip Alan but it turns out, I didn't need the heat and moisture, a little nudge from a size C jewelers screwdriver on either end to loosen them up and a little finger pressure from the backside and they came right out.

That's what I just did with my 42-380.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing call letters from 41-280 Philco faceplate
PostPosted: Oct Thu 29, 2020 1:18 pm 
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kmo was a radio station in the seattle area in the 1922 -83.


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