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 Post subject: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 3:15 am 
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There aren't a lot of Rogers radios outside of Canada, and I've been very fortunate to have 4 in my collection. This latest one is a 1935 Rogers 10-120 and it's my favorite. The Rogers 10-12 is the same as this one, but it has a clock in the center front and this has a storage space to store documents related to the radio.

I got this last November and while it was complete it was in sad shape. It had been in a damp environment for a very long time, and a lot of the veneer had come loose. After restoring the electronics I started on the cabinet in May. I just finished this last week, and I wanted to share this with all of you. To me it's a gorgeous radio. I've never seen so many different types of wood on a cabinet before.

Special thanks to br549 (Ron) who let me know what the storage space assembly should look like. Mine was gone when I got it.

Before and after pictures are below.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 2:27 pm 
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VERY nice You got the colors right ,and it looks like it came from the factory.
I know what it takes to do the cabinet on one of these as I have done two of them
The original grill cloth is unobtainable but you found something very close , and that is good.
Once again '''a very good job''
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Yes, I really like the way they fitted the slide rule dial into the top rim on those. It is a masterpiece design-wise.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 11:39 pm 
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Thanks!

Dan, I paid close attention to all of the areas on this radio that had been toned, and there are a lot. It was important to me that this look like it did when it was first built. I have lots of hours and used tons of tape to make it look like it originally did. Just getting the black around all of the grille edges took several hours. I'm very happy with how it came out.

The grille cloth is from Radiodaze, if you ever want to get something like that. It was as close as I could get to the original cloth. Not many choices are available in this size.

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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 2:43 am 
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I don't know how your grill cloth was before you started,
but mine was good and I had to use vinegar and water on the glue to get it off without damaging it. At first I thought I could just take out the board, but as you know the cloth is glued . I can imagine the time it took to get the cloth straight.
Good job.
Dan in Calgary.


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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 4:02 am 
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Wow, Chris, it's fantastic! You've done a great job!

You even removed the infiltrating eye tube. Good for you. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rogers 10-120 Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Sat 20, 2019 1:32 am 
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Very nice work!! You have done an amazing job.


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