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KW.E.a: font used on radio labels?
Old 12-04-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default KW.E.a: font used on radio labels?

Hi,
since they seems quite imposible to find it I am in the process to recreate my Anton's rotary switch plate. A local collector made an aluminum sample that I want do replicate using a 3D printer.

I need to know which font to use for the labels thanks.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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I could not tell you what the font is but I can show you some originals. This is the pushbutton switch on my early Lw.E.a. The Kw.E.a has more buttons, twelve in total:



This is the rotating switch from my late war Kw.E.a:



Note that the text is printed rather than engraved on this one.

Your receiver originally would have had a push button switch.


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Old 12-04-2017, 01:01 PM   #3
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Look at this thread for labels and pushbutton switch:
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=282217
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:33 PM   #4
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Suppose Alte DIN 1451 Mittelschrift (free download) is more than sufficient for this purpose.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:46 AM   #5
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Suppose Alte DIN 1451 Mittelschrift (free download) is more than sufficient for this purpose.
Good luck!

Many thanks to you , hcs and Funksammler

just needed this info. About the question button / rotary switches I made my research and found that untill 1942-43 KW.E.a had button switches but since those were prone to faults they were often being replaced with rotary ones on older units so it's acceptable to do it in a restoration effort.

I have been also quite lucky to find locally the original mechanical rotary switch so I just need to make the front panel and knob.

Anyway if I ever find an original push button switch I'll use it.

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