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 Post subject: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Sun 10, 2019 9:40 pm 
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I am pretty sure the escutcheon is a remake unless for some horrid reason they spray painted it...
IT just looks so bad on the radio.. All that work and to leave the escutcheon plain is a sin...

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sears-SILVERTO ... M&LH_All=1

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Sun 10, 2019 9:53 pm 
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After looking at all of the Google images, I can't tell what the escutcheon should look like, but it's not like this one!


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Original and one of my copies.
They have swirl in the originals and they are held on by inner clamps. This one is not swirled and he has tacks holding it on the cabinet.

Quite dishonest to leave out with such a detailed description....

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 5:50 pm 
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Original and one of my copies.
They have swirl in the originals and they are held on by inner clamps. This one is not swirled and he has tacks holding it on the cabinet.

Quite dishonest to leave out with such a detailed description....

:(

Another EPAY rip off, beware.


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 11:18 pm 
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Exceptional dial station indicator and perfect dial escutcheon


Perfect in what way? Very deceptive description. I believe that the seller knows full well that that dial escutcheon is a reproduction yet makes absolutely no mention of it.

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Some of the seller's other auctions and their carefully worded descriptions.

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ZENITH model 6-D-2615 AM wood table radio with push buttons..Cabinet is beautiful!!


Makes no mention that the cabinet is refinished but goes into great detail about everything else.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZENITH-model-6 ... SwwZxcJWte

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PHILCO model 90 cathedral radio single type 47 output tube super original refreshed cabinet..


Just couldn't quite get himself to say "refinished" but he came awfully close. Got to give him credit for that. At lest it's "super original".

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Cabinet is in beautiful condition with refreshed shellac finish and curved ends.....Original speaker. ..Original knobs

Still can't quite get himself to say "refinished" but at least he mentions what it was refreshed with.

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Finish shows typical finger wear (adds true character) and has been lightly refreshed with original spray shellac of the era..

In this case, "refreshed" is used in reference to being spray coated. Seller seems to be really hung up with this "refreshed" term a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 12:47 pm 
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Could have been cracked or warped. Maybe he glued it back together or used a filler on it, had to paint it to hide the repair.

Who is selling repros of these?

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 3:07 pm 
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Could have been cracked or warped. Maybe he glued it back together or used a filler on it, had to paint it to hide the repair.

Who is selling repros of these?

Peter


I make them but I did not sell that one... Mine hook in from the back like the originals and the colors are much closer to the original swirl.

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 Post subject: Re: Perfect SIlvertone escutcheon but not original
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 3:09 pm 
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That 4565 is disgusting.. That beautiful radio cabinet with that horrible yellow cloud of a finish... You cant even see the grain pattern like under the knobs.

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