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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Tue 26, 2005 10:57 am 
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Someone I met has one of these consoles. He says it has been in the family forever. The dial glass is broken in two places. He says his father broke it years ago.<P>Is there any source for a replacement dial glass? I didn't look at it that close, but assuming clean breaks, is it possible to glue it so that it isn't too obvious? The only thing I could think of to suggest to him was to talk to an auto glass shop to see if they could do anything about it.<BR><P>------------------<BR>Joe Gray


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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Tue 26, 2005 1:19 pm 
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Hi,<BR> What shape is the glass. If it's normal convex round glass you might be able to use a clock replacement glass. They have them in our local glass repair business. But after further research this radio you mention has a flat slide rule dial?? If the numbers are painted on the glass you do have a problem.<BR> Ken<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Tue 26, 2005 8:32 pm 
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Yes, it is a long, rectangular slide rule type with painted numbering.<BR><P>------------------<BR>Joe Gray


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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:24 am 
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Hi Joe,<BR>There may be ways to piece it together, scan it and clean up the cracks in a graphics program, then print on that 'water decal' paper with your printer. I have not used that yet, so I can't say how well it works.<BR>But......<BR>A temporary fix until you can find another glass.<BR>I would suggest that if they are clean breaks, you could use a thin line of superglue on it.Just enough to cover the edge, not getting any on the front or back of the glass.<BR> Have a nice flat surface to test fit them first. I used a flat piece of fake polished granite or marble. It was very flat that would allow for the glass to line up properly. Do one section at a time. When glue is applied and the picees are pushed together, gently slide the glass in the direction of the crack. This will prevent the glass from sticking to the marble or whatever you use as a flat surface.<BR> The glass still will not be strong this way. So you'd need to make a sandwich of a thin glass in back and in front of the original.<BR> You may still see the cracks in the glass but it will be better than nothing.<BR> I had a lady send a Crosley AM/FM chassis to me to repair. Well the dial glass broke in shipping. It was about 10" X 4"<BR>While it may be almost impossible to find a replacement right away, I did the same thing.<BR>The glass was 2 piece, a red backing, then the top piece with the numbers on it.<BR> I made a rear piece, painted the shadow mask, then cut a glass for the cover piece.<BR>It wasn't perfect, but was better than no glass at all. I made small tabs that held all 3 pieces together and used Weldwood adhesive, dabbed in the corners to hold the sheets together until installation.<BR> Hers's some pics of the finshed part.<BR>Good luck on whatever you decide to do.<BR>Gary<BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/albums/temp/1brokenglass1.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/albums/temp/2glasspic.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/albums/temp/3glasspic3.jpg"> <BR>Here is the corner piece with the Weldwood rubber cenent. Only a dab.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/albums/temp/4corner.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/albums/temp/5findial.jpg"> <BR>


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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:45 am 
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Wow! Nice job of putting Humpty Dumpty back together. Thanks for the details and the pics.<BR><P>------------------<BR>Joe Gray


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 Post subject: Westinghouse H-164
PostPosted: Apr Thu 28, 2005 8:40 am 
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Hi Joe,<BR>I was ready to put the rear glass back, but since it was just a sheet of glass, painted with the red mask I simply cut one and painted it.<BR> I did scan the finished piece, so I could clean it up in Paint Shop,to remove the cracks. Then when I ever try out that decal paper stuff, I'll try to make a decal for it.<BR> Upon examining the package, it was the spindle of the phonograph that had made contact, and broke the dial. Even though it was padded well, just the pressure broke it.<BR>Hindsight, I think she should not have sent the dial.<BR> Good luck on your repair job Joe, let us know how it comes out.<BR> Gary.<BR> <P>------------------<BR>


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