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 Post subject: Sparton Model 537 dial glass
PostPosted: Sep Mon 03, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Hello,

I have this Sparton Model 537 radio restored except for one item - the dial glass. The radio had a piece of glass from a clock that someone hand cut to fit and then superglued the glass in. Needless to say, it did not look good. I removed the glass from the bezel and cleaned up all the adhesive. There are plenty of clock part suppliers to order convex glass but my question is how do I retain the glass in the bezel? I have seen some radios with a spring but I have searched for some type of spring retainer material and unable to find anything. There is a grove ledge in the bezel circumference.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Sparton Model 537 dial glass
PostPosted: Sep Tue 04, 2018 2:48 pm 
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What you want is music wire. You will have to cut it, form it to a diameter that is appropriate to your dial, and then chemically darken it. I bought the wire in the link below for a tombstone I did a few years ago, but I knew what diameter I needed for the job because I had another radio to compare it to. I've noticed that the new clock glass has a taller dome, so a thinner gauge wire than OEM is necessary for a secure fit.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002A0F6E8/re ... JBbJQ1BYKK


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 Post subject: Re: Sparton Model 537 dial glass
PostPosted: Sep Tue 04, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Thank you, I would have never thought of using that.
Dave


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