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 Post subject: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Dec Tue 31, 2019 2:14 am 
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I recently acquired this radio. It's fabulous except everything is wrong with it. It has blistering veneer on the corners, extensive delamination, the whole bottom has rotted and needs to be rebuilt, the chassis is rusty, and something much larger than a rat was living in the acoustical labyrinth, but I figured that it is too nice of a radio not to restore.

It is also missing all of its feet, so I plan to turn a new set. Does anyone here have one of these sets? If so, could you send me a photo of one of these feet so I have something to copy? Could you also measure the maximum diameter? Thanks.

Additionally, if someone has a set of knobs for this set that they would like to sell, I'd be interested.

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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Tue 21, 2020 4:39 pm 
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The worst of the restoration is now over. The rotted wood on the base has been replaced. I was able to fix the blistering veneer by drilling holes into each blister and then injecting a quick setting modelling glue underneath the veneers. Now, I need to turn the feet. I bought some claro walnut for the purpose. Does anyone have a photo of the original that they could share? I would greatly appreciate it.

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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 3:56 am 
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From looking at the image available on Radiomuseum, I'm pretty sure the feet on my SC set at home are similar. It's a ball style, split down the middle with a glued-in peg to attach them. I'm visiting my folks this weekend so I can get some dimensions and better photos if you're interested.

This is the only picture I have at the moment.
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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 6:18 pm 
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Thanks, but I think my radio had different feet—more of a globe shape. I could find only a fuzzy photo online. I think I’ll just trust my judgement and taste on this one. Good luck on your project.


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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Wed 22, 2020 6:24 pm 
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Are you also missing the other two feet or have you not yet glued them on?


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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 4:47 am 
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Thanks, but I think my radio had different feet—more of a globe shape. I could find only a fuzzy photo online. I think I’ll just trust my judgement and taste on this one. Good luck on your project.


Understandable. I'm in a similar boat, as only 2 1/2 of the 4 feet survived on my set. Need to find someone who can turn some for me locally.

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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 2:59 pm 
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You’re in luck. I actually salvaged three feet from that exact model that I found in a dumpster, thinking they were the same as the feet for the my 140L that are also missing. I’d send them to you for the cost of the shipping. I believe one is split in half and the other is still attached to curved trim, but they should work. PM if you are interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Feet for Stromberg Carlson 250L/255L
PostPosted: Jan Sun 26, 2020 4:46 am 
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Did you receive my PM? I would love to have those feet.

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