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Medina, Ohio

330-558-0247

Vintage Radio and Communication type knobs

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   DO NOT send us an email stating you need knobs for
   "Model XYZ Radio", this is totally of no help.
   A photo in .JPG file format is required or else
   send a good sketch.

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   1920's WIPER KNOBS with nickel plated wiper blade:
   see web page..: www.oldradioparts.com/pg2a18a.htm	

   BATTERY SET KNOBS 1920'S: We have over 2000 knobs for 1920's
   battery set radios. Send us a sketch with "detailed"
   description and physical dimensions, color, shaft type, etc.
   If we have it we will send it along with your order. Price
   depends on type, scarcity, demand and other factors, but
   mainly on the time to locate it among our many we have.

   HAM and COMMUNICATIONS TYPE KNOBS: We have 1500 knobs that
   fit this catagory. Again (as above), send us a sketch of
   the types you are looking for.

   RADIO KNOBS 1930/40'S: Have several thousand types. Send us
   a sketch with description of size, color, shaft type, what
   radio it goes to and any other helpful facts such as a book
   that shows this knob. Price again is determined by scarcity
   and the time to locate knob in the thousands we have.

   WOOD RADIO KNOBS 1920/30's: I have probably over 1000 wood knobs.
   They were made in countless designs and sizes. Very doubtful on
   getting matching sets of 3 or more. Most knobs were used on flatted
   shafts, those knobs for round shafts with set screw in limited supply.

   RADIO KNOBS 1940/80'S: Mainly plastic types, send information
   as stated above. We have many, many types including some metal
   car radio types

   TELEVISION TYPES 1940/70'S: Have over 500 types, send info.

See bottom of this page for some knob photos
(more to come)


LISTED BELOW: Most of the types below are NEW OR USED types that we have in small to moderate quantities. Because of space limitations it may be hard to decipher the limited description given. Also see some photos at bottom. N = NEW, U = USED STK# DESCRIPTION PRICE ---- -------------------------------------------------- ----- 5900 ARROW KNOB, 1 1/2 WITH 3/16 DIA SHAFT HOLE,INQUIRE 0.00 5901 ARROW KNOB, 1 1/2 DIA, NO ARROW,3/8 DIA SFT .....N 0.00 5902 ARROW KNOB, 1 1/2 DIA, TAPPERED SIDES, 1/4 SFT, U 0.00 5903 ARROW BUT WITHOUT ARROW ON TOP, 1 1/2 DIA........U 0.00 5904 ARROW KNOB, 1 1/8 DIA, INQUIRE ..................U 0.00 5905 ARROW KNOB WITHOUT ARROW ON TOP, 1 1/8 DIA ......U 0.00 5905 Above knobs - see photo below (#knob10) .........U 0.00 --------------------------------------------------------------- 5506 1 3/4 BOT, 1 1/8 TOP, VERNIER HOLE,AMSCO RHEO, Q15 1.50 5907 1" BASE,FLUTTED SIDES,MIL, MODERN, ARROW,1/4", Q09 0.90 5908 1 1/8 BOT, 13/16 TOP, TAPER, GRN SWIRL, BRASS BUSH 1.75 5909 1 1/4 BOT, 15/16 TOP, LIKE CROSLEY/FADA W/POINTER. 2.00 5910 BAR KNOB, 1 5/8L, 5/8H, 1/2W, 1/4 METAL SHAFT, Q40 1.00 5912 TAP SWITCH KNOBS - SEE RADIO PARTS/TAP SWITCHES... 0.00 5913 1 5/8 BOT. 1 1/32 TOP, TAPER, FLANGE, EXTEND ARROW 1.75 5914 RCA TYPE KNOBS, RADIOLA'S, LONG 3/16d. SFT, INQ. 0.00 5915 1 3/4 BASE, 1 1/8 TOP, TAPER, FLANGE, MAGNUS RHEO. 1.50 5916 GENERAL RADIO KNOBS, HAVE MOST SIZES 1/2 TO 2" DIA 0.00 5919 REMLER 1 1/16D x 9/16H, 8/32 SCREW, BLK, LIKE AK'S 1.50 5920 FEDERAL RHEO KNOBS W/METAL PONTER, 1/4 METAL SHAFT 2.25 5921 HOWARD & CUTLER HAMMER RHEO KNOBS,HAVE MOST STYLES 0.75 5922 CROSLEY PUSH/PULL KNOBS FOR MODEL 51/52'S, ETC.... 2.50 5923 1 1/8 BOT, 3/4 TOP, PEBBLE TOP FINISH, BLACK, Q 14 1.75 5924 1 1/8 BOT, 11/16T, PEBBLE, ARROW DESIGN, BROWN,Q15 1.75 5925 LIKE ABOVE BUT WITH 3/16 SHAFT HOLE DIA........Q04 1.75 5926 1 3/8 BOT, 15/16 TOP, PEBBLE, NO ARROW, BROWN..Q25 1.75 5928 1 11/32 DIA, 1 1/16 BOT, PATTERN ON TOP, BRN BKLT. 2.50 5930 RCA RADIOLA 33 BAR KNOB, BLACK, FLAT SHAFT, QTY 7 3.50 5931 RADIOLA 18 KNOB, 1/4 FLATTED,MANY COLOR SHADES,INQ 0.00 5932 RADIOLA 17 KNOB, 3/16" ROUND SHAFT SIZE, INQ...... 0.00 5933 1 1/2 BOT, 1 1/16 TOP, 7/8H, TAPER, BRN BKLT, QT10 0.75 5935 OTHER KNOBS - SEND SIZE, SKETCH, COLOR, OTHER INFO 0.00 5936 1920s WIPER KNOB www.oldradioparts.com/pg2a18a.htm 0.00 5937 Variac knobs,2 5/8 diameter,w/pointer,3/8dia shaft 5.50 5940 GUILD Company wood knobs, have some, inquire ..... 0.00 5941 KNOB FELTS, 3/4" DIA, PRECISION DIE CUT, EACH .... 0.15 5950 -------------------------------------------------- 0.00 Note on PHILCO knobs: Philco made two types of flatted shafts, one is called 3/4 flatted and other 1/2 flatted. In other words all are flatted but one has the flat much thicker than the standard 1930/40's knobs used by other manufacturers. All 1930's Philco Rosetta knobs used the thicker 3/4 flatted shaft. Philco has made a brown colored hex knob used on many late 1920's radios, they are in stock but not shown in any photos below.



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click to enlarge PHILCO ROESETTA KNOBS: Three sizes of Philco rosetta knobs - inquire
Stock # knob1, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge BROWN SPLINED KNOBS: Generic brown swirled knobs for splined shafts. They have a small rear stem extension about 3/16 inch long.
Stock # knob2, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge General Radio Co. - Modern: These are modern type knobs by General Radio Company, supply very limited - inquire. Also have some G.R. knobs as used on 1920's battery radios and test equipment.
Stock # knob3, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge RCA Equipment knobs: These were used on RCA audio equipment. About 5 types and sizes made, a few shown in photo. Note: August 2014 update; Extremely limited supply on all sizes, don't ask for more than one total.
Stock # knob4, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge Bakelite knobs - top designs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs with top designs - photo 1 of 2
Stock # knob5, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge Bakelite knobs - top designs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs with top designs - photo 2 of 2
Stock # knob6, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge POINTER KNOBS: Typical "chicken head" pointer knobs and a few other pointer types. Several styles of black chicken head knobs (flat top or a grooved top). Also have a few in colors such as red, maroon, white, brown, gray, etc. Average length is 1 1/4 inches. Shown are a few other styles plus I have more not shown in photo. Most are in used condition, have a few in NOS.
Stock #knob7, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge Raytheon style knobs: These were made by Raytheon and were popular on many types of equipment in the 1960/70's. All are used.
Stock # knob8, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge Dakaware knobs: These are bakelite knobs with side ridges. Used in 1950-1970's equipment. Large size is 1 1/2" bottom diameter. Have both NOS and used in that size. Other 2 sizes very limited stock. The 3/4" small size is sold out, other common sizes made were 1", 1 1/4". Some also avialable without skirt.
Stock # knob9, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1920/30's ARROW knobs: Typical 1920/1930's bakelite knobs with top arrow indicator (1 1/2' diameter, small size is 1 1/8" diameter. Also made without top arrow. Both types come in 3/16" or 1/4" diameter shaft size. A few other odd types shown also. Almost are are in vgd used condition. Also have some in brown color. The 1 1/2 inch arrow knobs are also available at a cheaper price if you don't mind re-whiting the top arrow.
Stock # knob10, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1920/1930's CROSLEY knobs: Mostly bakelite types as used on 1930's Crosley radios. For other types not shown please inquire.
Stock # knob11, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1920/30's ATWATER KENT knobs: A few of the more commonly seen knobs on 1930's Atwater Kent radios. For others not shown please inquire.
Stock # knob12, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1920/30's PILOT & ATWATER KENT knobs: Pilot 1930's bakelite knobs and a few that closely resemble the Pilots such as Atwater Kent (3rd column) and others that may be Dakaware?
Stock # knob13, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1930/40's EMERSON & FADA knobs: Typical 1930/40's bakelite knobs by Emerson and Fada. Some in short supply. Some in colors - inquire.
Stock # knob14, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1930's RCA and G.E. knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs by RCA and General Electric. Many other styles were made by both companies and are not shown in photo, please inquire. Also in stock, but not shown in photos, are the RCA knobs used in late 1940's and early 1950's radios and phonos. They are wide in diameter with a slight convex top, some had a circular inscribed line/groove around the top of knob..
Stock # knob15, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1930/40's PHILCO knobs: Typical Philco knobs, mostly from 1930's. Other types not shown in photo inquire.
Stock # knob16, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 'TOP LINE' knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs with top lines. Many versions and sizes made. Not all types made shown in photo.
Stock # knob17, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1930's OCTAGON knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs with 6 or 8 flat sides. Many variations and styles made. Shown are some of the more common types
Stock # knob18, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 4 x 4 EDGE LINE knobs: Typical 1930/40's bakelite knobs with 4 x 4 edge lines. Common colors are black and many shades of brown.
Stock # knob19, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "WING" knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite knobs with side "wings" Not all types shown, many variations and colors.
Stock # knob20, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "DOME" knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite "DOME" knobs. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in dome type knobs.
Stock # knob21, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge SEARS Silvertone knobs: Typical 1930's bakelite and plastic knobs as used on most 1930's Sears radios. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made.
Stock # knob22, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "PIN WHEEL" knobs: Typical 1930/40's plastic "Pin Wheel" knobs with 3 fins on sides. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in this type knob.
Stock # knob23, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "AIRLINE, Montgomery Ward" knobs: Typical 1930's plastic knobs as used on many Montfomery Ward radios. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in this style knobs.
Stock # knob24, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "FLUTTED SIDES" knob: Typical 1930's bakelite flutted side knobs. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in this style knob.
Stock # knob25, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "TOP LINES" knob: Typical 1930/40's bakelite and/or plastic "Top line(s)" knob. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in this style knob.
Stock # knob26, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "TOP CIRCLE(s)" knobs: Typical 1930/40's bakelite "top circle" knobs. Not all types shown, many variations and colors made in this style knob.
Stock # knob27, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "EQUIPMENT" knobs: Not sure what company made these nice black bakelite knobs. Also not sure of age but in some cases they could pass for a 1920's style knob. Come in 3 sizes - 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1" diameter (measured to sides of flutes). Shown in bottom right corner is a 1920's Deforest knob for comparison.
Stock # knob28, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge "COLORED" knobs: I think these date from the 1950's and are made of a plastic material (maybe TENITE ?). All are NOS but will need cleaning from sitting for many years of storage in a barn. Supply on certain styles and color may be limited. The big black knob is very similiar to a type of knob seen on some Hammarlund radios, but not exact? Clear pointer on big round knobs is optional (limited supply of them)
Stock # knob29, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge GENERIC WOOD KNOBS: A generic wood knob, age unknown. Knob is a reddsih/brown mahogany color, wood looks to be actually Walnut. Size of knob is 1 1/8" diameter at bottom, about 5/8" high to center of convex top surface and has side grooves. It takes a 1/4" diameter flatted shaft and shaft length that will fit inside knob is 15/32" maximum.
Stock # knob30, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge EQUIPMENT KNOBS: Black bakelite knobs with large side flutes. Seen mainly on 1940's to 1960's equipment. Standard sizes are 1 1/8, 1 3/8, 1 5/8 and 2 3/8 inch diameter. Also have some with pointers or bottom circular skirt. Inquire for size availablity and type.
Stock # knob31, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge MISC. KNOBS: Left in photo is a whitish/creme colored bakelite knob. It has a rear stem 1/2" long, knob diameter is 7/8". Takes a flatted shaft, knobs are missing the insert springs (they are NOS). Other knob on right side is some sort of plastic, it is a brownish/tan colored with swirls of black mixed in. It is 1 1/2" diameter and is also new-old-stock and missing the insert spring (for a flatted shaft). Edge is serrated and has one index line that is heavier than serrations.
Stock # knob32, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge BROWN KNOBS W/SIDE FLUTES: Many knobs were made in this style. Some have a short rear stem while others are flat on bottom. Made in two styles of shaft - flatted and splined (knurled). Top diameter of knob is about 7/8 inch diameter with side ridges. Also have some that are new but missing the insert spring for flatted shaft (I do not have the required special insert springs)
Stock # knob33, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge DAKAWARE CONTROL KNOB: Black bakelite control knob with brushed aluminum top. Bottom skirt diameter is 1 1/8"+, top diameter is about 3/4", has white indicator marker on skirt. Has set screw for 1/4" diameter whaft. They are N.O.S./new. Only have about 16 in stock
Stock # knob34, Price $1.50 each
click to enlarge 1930's AUTO RADIO KNOBS: These are mostly for auto radios of the 1930/40's. Most are made of Celluloid or Tenite type of plastic.
Stock # knob35, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge 1930's AUTO RADIO KNOBS: These are mostly for auto radios of the 1930/40's. Most are made of Celluloid or Tenite type of plastic.
Stock # knob36, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge MAJESTIC KNOBS: These knobs were used on many Majestic models in the late 1920's. They are made of either wood or bakelite with a colored metal top cover. Typical colors seen are silver, gold and bronze. Top diameter is 1 1/8" wide and about 3/4" tall. All have set screws for 1/4"d. shafts.
Stock # knob37, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge WOOD FLOWER KNOBS: These are wood knobs used on many radios in the 1920/30's. Made in MANY variations and sizes. The top of knob has a flower motif which is made of metal. Most have set screws for 1/4" diameter shafts, a few types has insert spring for flatted shafts.
Stock # knob38, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge RCA 1940/50'S KNOBS: These are plastic or bakelite knobs as used on many RCA 1940/50's table model radios. Some have a circular line inscribed on top, some have a pointer index of either a dot or line. Made in about 2-3 shades of brown plus white and a blue-ish color.. All are for flatted 1/4" diameter shafts.
Stock # knob39, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge RCA 1940/50'S KNOBS: These are plastic or bakelite knobs as used on many RCA 1940/50's table model radios and phonographs. All have a rear stem of various lengths. Also shown is a big flat RCA knob that is 1 7/8" diameter.
Stock # knob40, Price $ inquire


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