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 Post subject: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Thu 28, 2018 7:36 pm 
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I got this one about six months ago and did the chassis during the winter.
Now I have the cabinet all done. I think it is a sharp looking radio.
It has a drawer that pulls out and a light comes one to see the booklet showing where and when the shortwave stations are best received.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Fri 29, 2018 3:46 am 
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Cool looking radio, never seen one like that. Nice job on the restore.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Fri 29, 2018 4:20 am 
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What a beautiful radio, I would almost like to make a copy that one. I would also like to see a picture of the back of the set if you could.
Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:11 am 
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Really beautiful, stylish radio and a great restoration.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Fri 29, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Here is a photo of the back of the radio.
. The radio is only 40 inches tall and 23 inches wide , but it has a 12 inch speaker.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jul Sun 01, 2018 1:32 am 
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Very attractive radio and nicely done!

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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 13, 2021 9:59 pm 
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I just purchased a similar radio (see below). I'd like to refinish it but am concerned about destroying what looks like a "faux wood grain" on the left and right front vertical panels. Any tips you could pass along would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 13, 2021 10:10 pm 
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The finish on the left and right sides looks like the one on the radio I use to have , and I think it is real wood../[mine was].

I think yours is real wood, as I can't see them doing the same radios with different finishes.

Here is a link to refinishing antique radios, and a lot of the guys on the forum use this method, or something very close
https://www.antiqueradios.com/features/lacquer.html
Print this off and you will always have it.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 13, 2021 10:57 pm 
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Beautiful! It is great that we can not obtain and restore what would have been expensive radios when they were new.

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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 13, 2021 11:59 pm 
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Hey Dan, thanks for the info. Yours turned out so well I just don't want to bungle it. I plan to take it slow and see what happens.

Once again, thanks for the speedy reply and stay well.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Mon 15, 2021 12:40 am 
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Dan, That is a very cool looking radio! Svelte comes to mind. Great jog on the restore, the finish looks period perfect. I'd love to have that in my radio room. Question.... who is the manufacturer?
Cheers,
Ray


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Mon 15, 2021 1:46 am 
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At the beginning of this thread, the heading tells the name of the radio and the model Westinghouse model 275.
If I ever get another one , I will keep it.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Mon 15, 2021 4:19 pm 
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Well..... now I feel kinda silly! I guess I was just caught up in admiring the radio. I think it's called "target fixation."
thx,
Ray


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Thu 18, 2021 11:01 pm 
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Here is a link for your radio . you might enjoy watching it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_11CkjXT2nw
Dan in Calgary.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Fri 19, 2021 1:26 am 
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Dan:

Awesome....it is a great video with plenty of useful information. Now I'm getting excited about tackling this radio. Many thanks for passing it along Dan!


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 20, 2021 4:39 pm 
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Interesting the radio has the Hartney decal on it. They were a store in Montreal that sold radio's. There was an earlier thread on the subject. I know that I have 2 radio's with the Hartney decal on them. They did such a good job putting the decal on you swore it came from the factory like that. Probably confuses a lot of (non-radio people) doing a google search on Hartney radio.
https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=75146


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 20, 2021 4:55 pm 
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Funny you say that because when I bought the radio it was advertised as a "Hartney" not a Westinghouse. When I refinish it, I'm going to try to preserve this decal in the hope I can retain some of the history.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Sat 19, 2021 6:12 pm 
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I have finished the work on this radio. If you wish, you can see it at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjlEr8W1hVA

My sister is pretty good with graphics so I am getting her help to recreate the "Hartney" waterslide. If it turns out, I will apply it later and post a picture.

Thanks again for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Westinghouse model 275 finished
PostPosted: Jun Sat 19, 2021 9:41 pm 
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It is a very nice job on the cabinet. I found that the one I had also played very good.
The console and table model are very similar and with that particular design they look good.
good work
Dan in Calgary.


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