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Clock Radio Repair

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:05 pm

Has anyone repaired/replaced the delicate brass stems for ON/OFF/ALARM on the clock face. These usually have a "split" machined on the end for a small knob. They always seem to be broken!  

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Post by Dr. Radio on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:33 pm

Ya just know I'm going to respond to a thread about clock radios!

Yes, it is quite possible. This is a common affliction. In fact, back in the day they used to sell "kits" to fix this--basically a partial shaft with a built in coupler.

The amount of work depends on the style of timer mechanism.

I can advise you, but I need more info.. Make,  model of radio, Telechron mechanism, Westclox mechanism, etc.

Pics would be great too.  Surprised 
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:43 pm

It's a GE from the 1950's, all labels are missing so I have to figure out the model number.



On mine the shaft at the 6 O'clock position is broken. WAKE/OFF/MANUAL

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Post by Dr. Radio on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:48 pm

I'll send you PM.
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:56 pm

Inside, the clock case only shows a GE  logo.  It looks like this one had a problem with the same knob as it is different than the other two on the clock face.

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:29 pm

I found the info on this radio;

General Electric AM Clock Tube Radio, Model 548PH 1953

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Post by willy3486 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:22 am

I take it that the shaft that is split has the split broken? I have fixed one and it was a easy fix. I got one of the shaft replacements for it. The replacement was a new brass shaft about a inch or just a little longer. It had a hole drilled in the center and then milled down past that with the split on the end. What I did was to cur the original shaft down so that when the replacement was put on it would be about as long as the original. Then I slid it on and heated it until solder would flow on the two pieces.

I got mine from radiopup. The price wasn't bad at all and I got it from her at a meet. I don't remember her email but you can google radiopup and find her.







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Post by willy3486 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:25 am

Here is what they look like. Its the brass shaft replacement. Radio pup was cheaper. But this is what I got from her.
http://www.renovatedradios.com/clock_knobs.html

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:26 am

I've seen those repair shafts and they look like a great idea.

Thanks Willie, I'll check it out.

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:27 am

Thanks for the link!  Very Happy 

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