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FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration
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Author:  FStephenMasek [ Dec Thu 03, 2020 12:57 am ]
Post subject:  FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

This is the last big wood Philco table top model. I replaced the electrolytic and foil & paper capacitors and a resistor and it is playing as I type this. The finish is shot, and I need one of the off-tone knobs (the functions kabels are made into the knobs). I need to align it, but that should be straight forward.

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Author:  Tbone [ Dec Thu 03, 2020 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

I recently refinished one, and the leather trim was a bit of work. Here is what I did, if it helps.

https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=372084

Author:  FStephenMasek [ Aug Mon 23, 2021 12:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

I got the grain filling done and started spraying the gold tone lacquer today. I replaced the leather with a piece of lacewood veneer.

Author:  FStephenMasek [ Aug Mon 30, 2021 12:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

It is looking good.

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Author:  6E5 [ Aug Mon 30, 2021 2:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

it is looking good!

Author:  FStephenMasek [ Aug Mon 30, 2021 4:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

Thank you! Some may object to the lacewood, but I like wood, and the leather tore during removal. I still need the on-off & tone knob, or just five matching long shaft knobs.

Author:  ZenithRadios [ Aug Mon 30, 2021 12:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

That radio is impressive!!

Author:  FStephenMasek [ Aug Tue 31, 2021 2:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

The GE International I have is even larger. https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... 8&start=80

Author:  Stokester [ Aug Tue 31, 2021 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

Very nice.

Author:  FStephenMasek [ Sep Wed 15, 2021 4:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

She is finished, except for the missing knob. I put the radio-phono knob in the on-off / tone position.

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Author:  palegreenthumb [ Sep Wed 15, 2021 5:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FStephenMasek's Philco 53-960 Restoration

You found something to put it beside that makes it look not absolutely gigantic. Good work! ;)

Nice job on the refinish, too.

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