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 Post subject: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 9:07 pm 
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I'm looking to replace the case on an Eico 145 (blue color). I can't find one in good enough condition, will the case from another Eico piece (377 maybe?) also fit the 145?


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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 6:13 am 
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A later Eico in the same model maybe? Eico did switch all their models from painted blue faces to bare metal (aluminum? I'd have to test with a magnet) later. I'm not sure of the year when they made the switch.

Or was that a model they retired early?


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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 1:02 pm 
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Yeah I was hoping to keep the case the blue color (don't know why I like it better than the bare metal).

I looked all very the Internet for dimensions and couldn't find any. The instruction don;t list that info.

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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 8:23 pm 
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Have you considered painting it??

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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Thu 23, 2021 2:04 am 
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I found sizes listed in a 1963 Allied catalog, there were several pages of Eico test gear. Who's to say if that includes handles, knobs, etc. Anyway, all of the Eico line are in different sized cases, except a few VTVM models and an AC/watt meter that list the same dimensions. Can't tell for sure if they're blue or plain metal cases in 1963, just going by the black & white printed illustrations.

I have a 145, but a previous owner drilled a bunch of extra holes in the front. :(

Hmmm. The 145 shown in 1963 looks verry different than mine. All bets are off!

Repainting would be a challenge and might lose the nice hammertone finish.
-Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Thu 23, 2021 3:59 am 
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The 1950 Burnstein Applebee catalog show the 145 like I own. It's 10x8x4.75. The 320 signal generator same catalog is same listed size. One match!
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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Thu 23, 2021 7:03 pm 
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Ed in SoDak wrote:
The 1950 Burnstein Applebee catalog show the 145 like I own. It's 10x8x4.75. The 320 signal generator same catalog is same listed size. One match!
-Ed


Thanks Ed - I'll have to check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Eico 145 Blue Case Replacement
PostPosted: Sep Fri 24, 2021 1:09 am 
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You'll find it in pdf and many others here: https://worldradiohistory.com/Electronics_Catalogs.htm

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