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 Post subject: Stewart-Warner Porto Baradio PB-520 Escutcheon/Handles
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 5:56 pm 
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Hi, all. I picked up this Porto Baradio at Kutztown this past weekend in need of an escutcheon and handles.

I know that this is a tall order, and I don't know if Larry Bordonaro ever produced a repro of them. I am wondering if anyone knows where to source good, unwarped replacements for these parts? I would like to use the radio down the line, and I've determined that this escutcheon is just too far gone to bring it back to any sort of presentable use.

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Stewart-Warner Porto Baradio PB-520 Escutcheon/Handles
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 7:22 am 
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There are likely better examples of that escutcheon out there, but the nature of Tenite plastic is that it will distort to one degree or another. I'm guessing that this example may have been stored in an uncontroled environment, this seems to ruin Tenite faster then normal, but at the same time the amount of deterioration varies greatly between parts on different makes, and models, Silvertone escutcheons are among the worst, RCAs among the best, with Philco varying by the model.
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