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Author:  rvwenger [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:57 am ]
Post subject:  ID plate

Where do you get the replacement nails for the Victrola ID plate? Also, any tips on restoring. Has there been a post covering this for the later non brass plates.

Author:  Phonofreak [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

I use small escutcheon nails you can get at a good hardware store. They are available in nickel, copper, or gold color. They are pretty close to the original and come in different sizes.
Harvey Kravitz

Author:  rvwenger [ Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

Phonofreak wrote:
I use small escutcheon nails you can get at a good hardware store. They are available in nickel, copper, or gold color. They are pretty close to the original and come in different sizes.
Harvey Kravitz



Thanks !

Author:  rvwenger [ Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

The tag I want to restore.

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Author:  JerryVan [ Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

My personal view, for what that's worth, would be to leave it as-is. It's old and that's just part of its character and history. Not criticizing your intentions, just pointing out another take on it. Happy collecting!

Author:  rvwenger [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

JerryVan wrote:
My personal view, for what that's worth, would be to leave it as-is. It's old and that's just part of its character and history. Not criticizing your intentions, just pointing out another take on it. Happy collecting!


Thanks Jerry. Your probably saving me a bunch of work :D The rest of the VV-X looks great after it's cleanup, this will show what it came from. :)

Author:  rvwenger [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

The before

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Author:  rvwenger [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:06 am ]
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the before

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Author:  rvwenger [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

Afterwords.

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Author:  estott [ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ID plate

Restoring those plates is a tricky procedure. First the place needs to be polished and replated. They you enamel the whole thing black, and THEN you buff / scrape / polish/ the black off of the raised areas....and the plate has to be perfectly flat to get a proper result.

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