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 Post subject: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 9:53 pm 
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Hi All,

I'm working on a Grunow model 1191 that had been previously refinished and there are no decals on the front of the cabinet, near the controls, for "On/Off/Volume," "Band," "Tuning," and "Tone." Was this the way this cabinet was originally finished?

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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 13, 2019 12:05 pm 
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Reproduction decals should be available at radio daze. Also try and get some decal set liquid to melt in the decal to the existing finish. That you can get at a hobby shop or online.


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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 13, 2019 1:40 pm 
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Thanks. Radiodaze doesn't have a decal set for the 1191. I could probably get something close if I knew what the originals looked like. Does anyone have a picture of them that they could share?

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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Fri 15, 2019 7:04 am 
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I have an 1191 waiting for some help. I'll see if I can clean it up enough to take a reasonable picture, but my memory is the upper left and right have no labels. The lower left has "H", "M", and "L" and the lower right has "F", "P", and "B", about 0.25 inches high, gold with some kind of outline. My labels are around the outer edges of the knobs, but I have seen others with them above the knobs. I think all the letters sit vertically.

There is one on Ebay for sale in what seems to be the normal condition of having no labels.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-vintage-Grunow-1191-tube-radio-WORKING-/123685800518

John


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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Fri 15, 2019 2:57 pm 
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John,

Thanks in advance -- I look forward to seeing your photo!

With regards to the labels for the bottom knobs, I've suspected that they should be on the left for the left one and on the right for the right one because there are white indentations on the sides of the knobs that would match these positions.

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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 16, 2019 2:58 am 
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Dave,

These are the two with labels:

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There is no evidence that the 2 upper knobs had labels.

Notice the alignment isn't great. It I hadn't seen these on other 1191s, I would think they were not factory.

The saving grace of this radio is the dial.


John


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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 16, 2019 1:12 pm 
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Hi John,

Thanks so much, the pictures are very helpful!

I totally concur about the dial. I think it was very well done... and colorful, too.

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 20, 2019 8:33 am 
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Hi Dave!!

I have done three of these radios. One cab had no decals, one had them in a straight up and down line, and one had the letters curved as seen in the pictures.
I'm convinced that Grunow didn't have a set way to build these radios, or changed over time. I also have an 1193 and it has no decals on the front either. I have used the generic letters from a set of Radio Daze decals. I don't recall the set number, but they still show them available.

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 Post subject: Re: Grunow 1191 Decals?
PostPosted: Mar Thu 21, 2019 12:59 pm 
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Hi Kim,

Thanks for the information and help. I'll see what Radiodaze has in stock.

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Dave


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