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Bob Isaac
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20.Jan.20 06:32

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Does anyone know where I might find someone who manufactures replica bezels? I'm restoring a 1939 Packard Bell 48 World Wide belonging to the late grandfather of a freind of mine that is missing this bezel.

Thank you for your consideration,

Bob Isaac

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA 

Gary Tempest
 
 
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20.Jan.20 09:59

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Hello

Dont see a posting on ARF (Antique Radio Forum)

 where you may get help finding a replacement or even a complete poor shape radio.

There are foks who do plastic mouldings but you would need another to copy from.  Often thats the problem as no good unwarped one can be found to make a mould from.  In those cases a compromise may be the only way like using another from a different radio.

Gary 

This article was edited 20.Jan.20 10:05 by Gary Tempest .

Bob Isaac
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Gary, thank you. You've touched upon the "Catch 22" I've been facing here. I've received no replies from the several emails I've sent to Radio Daze, not even sure if they are in business any longer. The "good news" stemming from your suggestion is the fact that Packard-Bell seems to have used this exact same bezel for many radio models, across multiple years. So as you suggest, if no suitable replica can be found a "donor set" might be the next best option. At this point, anything is preferable to nothing.

Bob

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20.Jan.20 20:49

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You might try retro-tronics.com for your bezel. If they don't have or can't make, they might be able to steer you in the right direction. I have had a similar problem with Radio Daze. I keep getting emails from them but it looks like it may be a one man operation who might have bought up the Radio Daze inventory and is parting it out.   The only other suggestion I have is I have a friend in Odessa Ukraine that reproduces parts for Soviet era radios (Zvezda 54 Red Star and the French SNR 52 and 55) . He has made dial glasses, knobs and other molded parts. He also builds wood cabinets for 30s,40s US radios that will defy any expert on quality of workmanship. All he would need is an original part and he can copy it perfectly. I own some of his work. The only downside is He ain't cheap.

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20.Jan.20 22:18

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Good Afternoon!

We have had some success in re-creating bezels with minimal information to work with.  Please see our website (www BiStateVintageRadio.com) for some before and after photos.  Do you have anything to work with, such as broken pieces or a decent photo?  We'd be happy to help if we are able.

 

Any, by the way, regarding Radio Daze:  They are apparently going out of the supply business and focusing only on the replica dials and graphics.  I think this is a one or two person operation and they have had health problems, so the process is very slow, and they may or may not answer emails in a timely manner.  Radiola Guy (www radiolaguy.com) also has dials and many reproductions and replicas and has proven very helpful to us in the past.  You might try contacting him--the worst he can say is "unable to help" and then you're in no worse situation than you are now.

 

Good luck!

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21.Jan.20 10:17

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In my experience Radio Daze will come good if you are patient.  Always had to wait a long time but recently it has got longer due as said to restructing.  Cant be easy trying to make it viable selling parts for old radios so a big staff isnt possible.  If your bezel isnt rare, one or a donor set will turn up, again its patience.  Some of my restorations take over a year and even into two.

RD wouldnt be any good for a bezel though but their dials are excellent.

Gary

This article was edited 21.Jan.20 12:07 by Gary Tempest .

  
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