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 Post subject: Almost a good restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 18, 2019 10:29 pm 
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Here's a guy who went through a lot of work to restore this very nice looking MU-1. Sadly he made a major mistake, he polished off all the gold plating on the escutheon's and he's asking at least $200.00 more than he would be able to sell it for even if the plating was still intact. On top of that he won't ship it. I expect he will have that radio for a long time.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1926-GREBE-MOD ... SwhMFbTlzP

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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1926-GREBE-MOD ... SwhMFbTlzP

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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
PostPosted: Sep Wed 18, 2019 11:11 pm 
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FWIW, the price does include an ARBE-III...


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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
PostPosted: Sep Thu 19, 2019 1:13 am 
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Thanks Jeff.

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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
PostPosted: Sep Thu 19, 2019 12:19 pm 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
Sadly he made a major mistake, he polished off all the gold plating on the escutheon's


When I saw the listing, I suspected that as well, the fact that the seller did not mention having them gold plated stood out. If I ever have the escutcheons on my MU-1 re-plated I would make note of it for sure.

Yep, too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Almost a good restoration
PostPosted: Sep Thu 19, 2019 10:46 pm 
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You have to do your research before refreshing/restoring a set. Some things you can fool with, other thing you just leave alone. Some people don't understand the concept of "patina".


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PostPosted: Sep Fri 20, 2019 2:05 am 
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Some people don't like things that look old. Front door rug gets a little scuff, they throw it away and buy a new one. Coffee pot gets stained, they throw it away and buy a new one.

I'm not kidding. I know a family like that. If it doesn't look shiny and brand new, it is officially "old" and out it goes. They are very obedient consumers.

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