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 Post subject: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 7:36 pm 
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It looks like the dial glass and escutcheon fell off.

Stromberg C have octagonal dial faces but this one is 10 sided.
It could be a Canadian model, any ideas? DeForest Crosley?


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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 8:05 pm 
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My guess would be Canadian Westinghouse. Here is a tabletop model with that dial. I have also seen consoles on kijij with that kind of "rounded" slope curve of the top to bottom look.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/canadwest ... x_155.html

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectible ... nFlag=true

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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Tony F wrote:
My guess would be Canadian Westinghouse
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And your guess would be correct... 8) ...I have a Westinghouse 165 which front layout is similar (they all seem to have that tag below the buttons)..but I wouldn't be able to identify the model posted as a Canadian Westinghouse unless Tony correctly did so...Sharp radio when done over (plus 10 tubes) but it might be kinda hard to get that dial.

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... 1&t=247267

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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 12:47 am 
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Thanks, guys, and thanks, Ken, for the link. Westinghouse 295 it is. I remember that thread.
And I remember seeing that 10-sided dial. Guess I need a better cranial filing system. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 1:30 am 
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westcoastjohn wrote:
I remember that thread.
And I remember seeing that 10-sided dial. Guess I need a better cranial filing system. :lol:


I wouldn't worry too much... I posted in that thread and didn't even remember the radio. While glancing at the Cdn Mallory I spotted two models around that time period with eye tubes a 195 and 295..Did an ARF search and had no luck on the 195 but hit on the 295.... Just a fluke 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 5:49 am 
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I have had a couple of Westinghouse radio like this one , in fact I have one now,
and I believe that the glass is round.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 5:23 pm 
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chaz wrote:
I have had a couple of Westinghouse radio like this one , in fact I have one now,
and I believe that the glass is round.
Dan in Calgary
Rounded as in bubbled, or flat with a rounded edge?
The 10-sided escutcheon accepts a round sheet of glass?

I was thinking the escutcheon could be fabricated, but a copy or clear photo of the dial face needs to be found somewhere.

I see that a variation is white inlay in the grooves with the wooden edges left exposed, as in the RM example. So this could be done in a pinch. But it probably won't be me doing it. Too far to pick up and too far gone.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Westcoastjohn'
I have one of those dials. Mine says ''triple range'' on the dial]If you need it let me know.
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Dan in Calgary.

It also looks like a Westinghouse, more than anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice curves, octagonal face?
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Thanks Dan. That last pic is encouraging. There never was a metal trim ring, so it would only need dial face and glass, an easy fix. Still too far away in Kamloops, BC.
But we're going to a wedding near there in June, so it could still come my way. :lol:

My digital filing system is better than my old memory banks. I throw all these pics in there under 'W', sub-category 'West285'. An external hard drive gets all my saved folders from A to Z, simple.

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Here's my Canadian Westinghouse 275 that's still in need of restoration. The dial colors are red, green, and white. It need two knobs and a new dial glass. There was never a metal dial escutcheon.

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