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 Post subject: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 8:56 pm 
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The grill on a recently purchased AK 165 was badly damaged. I removed it from the cabinet and hope to trace it onto a piece of birch and make a replacement. But, as seen in the photo, the top 1/2 is missing. Does anyone have a PDF copy of that in real size so that I can print and tape to the birch to cut out the complete unit? I know this is a long shot, but ya never know...
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 Post subject: Re: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:07 pm 
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From these pictures, it looks like the top and bottom are identical:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/atwater_165.html
You can probably just recopy the bottom part that you have.


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 Post subject: Re: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:14 pm 
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Somebody WAS making these.

AND I slap myself for not buying one. Anyone with aspirations to own one of these (like me) should and it is great support for the member(s) that take the time to build such things - otherwise they just disappear. (my rant for supporting people that actually add value to the hobby)

Bottom of the page - but I don't recall this as being the one I remembered - but still - -

http://gn4radios.com/shop/reproduction-parts/

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 Post subject: Re: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: May Sun 06, 2018 5:41 pm 
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A while back I bought a repro grille from Ian Sangster in Auckland, New Zealand. It was made using a CNC laser cutter from a scan of a good original. The quality was excellent, and was a perfect fit in the cabinet. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any mention of Mr. Sangster in several years.

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 Post subject: Re: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: May Sun 06, 2018 7:47 pm 
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RadioKev64 wrote:
A while back I bought a repro grille from Ian Sangster in Auckland, New Zealand. It was made using a CNC laser cutter from a scan of a good original. The quality was excellent, and was a perfect fit in the cabinet. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any mention of Mr. Sangster in several years.

+1, I have one of those in my other 165.

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 Post subject: Re: Grill for Atwater Kent 165
PostPosted: Jun Mon 25, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Hi,
I have an original grille made by a guy 15 years ago. it is laser cut and a perfect grille. I need it for my 165, but before I fasten it in place, I am working on getting it reproduced. If you can wait until I get it squared away, we can stay in touch and I can get you a new one.
I am Mark Miner the Florida Radio Doctor
www.flradiodoc.com
email is flradiodoc@comcast.net
352-978-8291
Minneola, Fl.


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