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Offline Doug Rose

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HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:42:23 PM »
I thought this AE 40 was heavy when I took it off the to do shelf. When I opened it there was a metal bar that stretched across to screw the dial into. I am not an AE guy, but I have done some damage on few. These are normally all bakelite. When the dial is out , there is space you can see through. This had a very early AE 24 dial in it. One vent slat on the grill is missing  :( and I never noticed. This was in my bedroom for years and the frequency ringer gave a light tinkle that I loved. I never noticed the missing grille slat as the cord was right in front.  Pic 4 is a regular all bakelite AE40

Anyway, AE guys and gals, is this a different AE 40??....Doug
« Last Edit: April 15, 2014, 02:45:26 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 04:49:02 PM »
If I'm correct the earlier AE40's had the metal dial retainer and later they switched to solid bakelite.  Does it have a carry bar in between or just a space where a butlers handle would have went (earlier models)?

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 05:55:17 PM »
Frank....just a space, but it has the two holes for the butler handle who unfortunately also missing 8) ....Doug
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 07:41:37 PM »
Is it an optical illusion or do I see a rivet at the 9 o'clock position?
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 10:51:22 PM »
I have AE40s with both style shells.

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: HEAVY AE 40 with Metal Dial Bar
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 05:42:08 AM »
Is it an optical illusion or do I see a rivet at the 9 o'clock position?
Jorge...not sure what you mean, there is a screw at 9 o'clock....Doug
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