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Post by radioalfa on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:24 pm

I am currently working on making a reproduction "A" battery, using an image of a label for an Eveready 7111.
The aspect ratio of the image will produce a label for a 3" dia tube that is 6 inches tall, or for a 2 1/2 inch tube, one that is about 5' tall. So far I have made one 3" ida, and will make a 2 1/2" tonight. I think the 2 1/2 will look better, but might be a bit short.

Any help on what the original dimensions were would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Post by mr_ed01 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:14 pm

from Radiomuseum.org Model: Radio "A" Battery 7111 -
Eveready, National Carbon
Dimensions (WHD) 2.6 x 6.6 x 2.6 inch / 66 x 168 x 66 mm

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Post by oldgoaly on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:24 pm

2.6 x 6.6 x 2.6 inch / 66 x 168 x 66 mm is what the Radio museum says http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/eveready_7111.html
I have no idea where my 2 batteries are hiding. Rolling Eyes
you beat me to it, yep it took 10 minutes to walk thru and not see them.
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Post by radioalfa on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:03 pm

Thanks for your answers, I think I should had been able to find that myself:)
Now the challenge is to edit my image so that the proportions are correct.
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Post by oldgoaly on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:16 pm

What program are you using? might make a interesting thread! I know I'd like to know more. I have a vintage Milwaukee planishing hammer I'd like to copy the original decal, and it is on a curve. how can you flatten it out with out loosing the shape? just one of many things I wish I could do but......
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Post by willy3486 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:31 am

oldgoaly wrote:What program are you using? might make a interesting thread! I know I'd like to know more. I have a vintage Milwaukee planishing hammer I'd like to copy the original decal, and it is on a curve. how can you flatten it out with out loosing the shape? just one of many things I wish I could do but......


Years ago they made a hand scanner that you could roll across something. If someone had one they could scan a curved surface and the label would be saved as flat. I don't have one but I remember setting these things up.

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Post by radioalfa on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:41 am

I found the image for the label here;
http://www.vacuumtubeera.net/Reproductions.html

I am using Paint to change from a gif to a bmp. So far I have added some area to the top and bottom to give me a label that is the right diameter, and now about 5.5 inches tall.

So to answer oldgoaly, no idea how you can start from scratch.
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Post by oldgoaly on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:04 pm

My idea was to take a pic of it then modify it or unroll it, bet a kid could do it..... arrgggh! pirat
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Post by 75X11 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:22 pm

I remember seeing hand scanners too, out of curiosity, I checked on Ebay, and there are a number of them new and used under computers then scanners then keywords hand scanner. $25 and up. That will be for my "one of these days" file.
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Post by radioalfa on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:56 pm

oldgoaly wrote: bet a kid could do it..... arrgggh! pirat

so true:)

perhaps some one talented with photoshop could do it
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