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Some photo's may be clicked to get a larger one! Last update: 2014-05-13
   
When building a Paraset one has to buy material, often in larger quantities than one needs oneself. On this page I offer the materials I can spare, for sale. All the parts I sell, are in working order and checked before shipping. Sometimes they are New, sometimes they are New Old Stock, sometimes they are used. Nevertheless, there is no warranty and I accept no returns. To keep things simple and cheap.

2011-06-27. Good news. This Warehouse page is getting too limited to serve its purpose in the future. I want to offer lots more of old parts to builders of replica's or people that want to restore old equipment. So I am working for a couple of weeks now,  on a real web shop, because that is easier to maintain than this page. I hope to open its virtual doors in a couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for the announcement on this page or wait for it to be announced on the Paraset and Tinker box forums.

Ordering info, for now:
You can order by just sending an e-mail to  stating what you need and how you want it to be shipped. Don’t forget your address. (The e-mail address above, is a picture, not text to prevent harvesting by spam robots)
I will send you an e-mail with prices and shipping costs.
If you agree, you can pay me by PayPal or Bank, whatever you prefer or is cheapest. PayPal costs a few Euro extra, bank to bank within European Community is free of charge and easy to do if you can do electronic (Internet) banking.
After reception of the payment, the parts will be sent and after that you can build a wonderful Paraset!
 

Tutorials or other interesting info

Difference in xtal sockets

How to alter a trimmer C into a varcap

How a trimmer C can be trimmed

Converter metric <> inches

"The Restoration of Valved HF Communications Receivers"


Potentiometer, 22kA

This potentiometer is close to what we need for Mk-VII-Paraset.

It is a good quality pot, made by Philips.

NOS € 3,00 / each.

 


Message Book M-210, 1942

This is an unused message book used by officers to compose messages that radio operators had to send. In the instructions one can read that the thin sheets could also be used in the message containers that were carried by pigeons.

The booklet has some traces of folding/wear on the corners and the staples that holds them together show some corrosion. Overall, they look very good, almost new. They are complete and NOT USED.

These are rare items. There are only 3 booklets available. I don't expect these to surface, again.

Sizes: wide: 155 mm; high: 118 mm; thick: 15 mm.

More photos can be seen on my other website: http://www.vanzwamcs.com/greenpages/old_objects/index.htm

NOS € 25,00 / each.


Front panel, cash box model

This panel was made according to the excellent drawings that Jean-Claude Buffet, F6EJU made of an original MK-VII.

Measures:
Length: 215 mm
Width: 137.2 mm
Height: 14 mm

The panel is completely drilled. Builder needs to finish it: countersinking screw holes and (spray) paint the surface. Nickel plating is also possible.

The panel has a grey factory coating to avoid corrosion. The process with which this panel was made is "water jet cutting". It is similar to "laser cutting", but no heat is involved.

The back of the panel is slightly sanded to take away the blur that stays behind from the cutting process. Click the photos to have a better look.

New  € 22,00  / each.

 


Nuts and Bolts set, brass, BA6

This set contains all nuts, bolts and washers you need for one Paraset. 

4 pieces, 1 " BA6, Bar turned brass, countersunk (front to cabinet);
1 pieces, 1/2 " BA6, Bar turned brass, round head (blocking key);
23 pieces, 1/4 " BA6, Bar turned brass, countersunk;
8 pieces, 1/2 " BA6, Bar turned brass, countersunk;
1 pieces, 5/8 " BA6, Bar turned brass, countersunk;
28 pieces, nuts, BA6, full size;
28 pieces, washers BA6.

New, € 12,00  / set

 

 

 

 

 

Below examples of the bolts, used on the panel shown before.

   

Decal set, waterslide, set of 2

As many builders have problems with properly lettering a Paraset, the Paraset Warehouse made this decal set available.

The decals are laser printed. The set comes in duplo: so you have two chances of doing it right. The colour of the characters is black, on a transparent background. The type is an old fashioned Times-Roman alike.

There is a serial number transfer included: you can stick it on the panel or on a small piece of aluminium.

The method for applying these decals is described on the Paraset Home Page. After applying the decals you have to apply a protective layer of matt varnish. Use a spray can for this and apply several thin layers with plenty drying time in between.

New, € 4,00  / set of 2

 

Applying the water slide decals

- Cut the words out of the sheet, as tight as possible.
- Put the cut out word in a bowl of water.
- After a short while (~5 sec.) take the decal out of the water.
If the decals stays too long in the water, the adhesive on the decal dissolves.
- Let the water work on the decal for 15 - 30 seconds, than the decal can slide off the carrier on to an object.
- Let the water drip off the decal and apply it on the front panel. As long it is wet, it can be positioned.
- Rub the water away under the decal with a cotton swab or a piece of cotton cloth.
- Let the decals dry for 24 hours before applying a protective layer of spray can varnish.

(Decals will be sent in a letter box to avoid the risk of damage.)

 


Terry Clamp, 25mm or 1", set of 3

These are the clamps that are used to fasten the tubes in the lid of the cash box Paraset. In some countries hard to get, so Parasetguy solved this problem for you.

New  € 2,00  / 1 set of 3 pc.


Knob, Bulgin-K94, for Mk-VII (Paraset), set of 3

As a result of an effort of the Allied Forces of Britain, France and Holland, The Paraset Warehouse is proud to announce the availability of new made, but equal to the original, knobs for Paraset replicas.

As demand was high for original knobs that could not be found anywhere in the world, Jean-Claude (F6EJU), Warren (M0WLS) and Henk (Parasetguy) set up an operation to have these knobs recreated. They used the intelligence provided by agents Alan Strong and Alan Oatey, M0AVN who performed this delicate operation before.

The knobs are made using the original tooling from the Bulgin factory that made the knobs originally. So, shape and sizes are exactly the same. As you can see on the photos, they have brass inserts and steel screws.

These knobs are made especially for us, in small quantity. This means that the high costs of stopping moulding machines, fitting them with new tooling, making a few knobs, repeating the process to start up the daily production again, have to be paid in the price of a relatively small number of knobs. Factories like these are used to make 500.000 products in a run so we have to be grateful that they are willing to serve us.

Knob, Bulgin-K94, for Mk-VII (Paraset): 19,00 / set of 3 knobs

Because some Agent's orders were cancelled, there is some stock left. 

History of Bulgin knobs. This link will be available soon.

 

Octal socket, Paxolin, 38,2 mm mount, type I

These sockets have the right size: mounting holes 38, 2 mm apart.
They are sold in a set of 3 pieces only.
The sockets are NOS or used.

New Old Stock:  € 9,00  / 1 set of 3 pc.

 

Used: 1 sets of 3 available:  € 7,00  / 3 pc.

   
Octal socket, metal-Bakelite 38,2 mm mount, type II

These sockets have the right size: mounting holes 38, 2 mm apart.
They are sold in a set of 3 pieces only.
These sockets are used.

Used: 1 sets of 3 available: 
€ 7,00  / 3 pc.

SOLD OUT - SORRY

 
 
Octal socket, metal-Bakelite 38,2 mm mount, type III

These sockets have the right size: mounting holes 38, 2 mm apart.
They are sold in a set of 3 pieces only.
These sockets are used.

Used: 2 sets of 3 available: 
€ 7,00  / 3 pc.

 

FEW LEFT (2013-10-5)

 

   
This is how they look, mounted in the "Jean-Claude"-panels.

Just for this photo, bolted with BA6, round heads.

Back side.

Just for the fun of it, accompanied with the mounting struts, the crystal sockets and the 100 pf variable air capacitors.

   

Crystal socket, for 1/8" or 3,2 mm pins

These sockets can be used when building a replica Paraset.

These are British made by McMurdo and designed to hold British crystal units. Beware: these use 1/8" or 3,2 mm pins. FT-171-B crystals (4 mm pins) won't fit!

The sockets are NOS or used. Little stock!

€ 4,00 / each

SOLD OUT - SORRY

Also see: Difference in xtal sockets


RF Choke, 2,5 mH.

Resembles the original model, except for the ends. But if you take off the end caps from an old car bulb....paint the brown body white....

€ 5,00 /each  - New


The sockets below can be used for antenna, earth and crystal sockets. They just need a piece of Paxolin sheet to mount them on. Sockets of this type were widely used in the wooden box version of the MKVII (Paraset) as you can see to the right.

 

 
Socket Model "B"

Nickel plated brass.

€ 1,00 /each - New Old Stock

 

Also see: Difference in xtal sockets


Set, containing TX + Rx coil formers, RX coil cover and 3 stands and drawing / technical details coils

Price: €  25,00

Coil formers are NOT polished. Set contains TX + Rx coil formers, RX coil cover, 3 stands and drawing / technical details.

Follow this link to learn more about Paxolin and how this coil former set is made.

 


Mounting struts, Paxolin, set of 5

These are old style mounting struts as used in the construction of Parasets.

Tin plated brass supports on dark brown Paxolin strip. Set contains 4 x 3 points, 1 x 7 points.

€ 5,50 / set of 5 - New Old Stock

   

Resistor 20 k Ohm

€ 1,00 / 2 pieces - New Old Stock
(One needs 2 for a Paraset)


Capacitor, 10 nF, 450 V, Mica

Original wartime mica capacitor. Notice the arrow shaped connections. The label is a paper wrap. These are British Army, note the number: 10C/8496.
 

€ 1,50 /each  - New Old Stock


Capacitor, 10 nF, 450 V, Mica

Original wartime mica capacitor.

These caps were cut out of some apparatus. So wires are short! Not everyone is labelled Dubilier!


€ 1,00 /each  - Used

 


Clamp, dial, spring action

These type of clamps were used to block a dial, once tuned. Used  in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944.This type uses spring action.
 

€ 1,00 / each

 

Clamp, dial, screw action

These type of clamps were used to block a dial, once tuned. Used  in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944.This type uses thumb screw action.
 

€ 1,00 / each

 


Coil former 66 mm long

I had my cutting machine miss aligned and a number of wrong cut tubes were the result. Perhaps usable for someone.

Diameter: 32 mm inside, 38 mm outside.
Length: about 66 mm.
 

€ 4,00 / each

 


Coil former, phenolic, 1" diameter

I have a number of these phenol impregnated cardboard coils. Used  in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944. They are wax covered, that can easily removed with a hair dry blower or electric paint stripper. The white coil is also brown but covered with white wax.

The metal feet can be removed also, if in the way.

The coil wire comes complementary. Don't ask for the impedance of the winding, they are all different.

Size:
Long: 1 and 9/16 " (39,8 mm)
Diameter externally: 1" (25,6 mm)
Diameter internally: 7/8 " (22,3 mm)
 

€ 2,00 / each


Coil former, ceramic

I have a number of these ceramic coils. Used in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944. They are wax covered, that can easily removed with a hair dry blower or electric paint stripper.

On the bottom of the ceramic body is a hole for mounting the coil on a chassis. The coil is shipped with a fitting screw, like the one on top.

The coil wire comes complementary. Don't ask for the impedance of the winding, they are all different.

Size thick model: 
Long: 1 1/2 " (38,2 mm)
Diameter externally: 1/2" (12,3 mm)

Size thin model:
Long: 1 1/2 " (38,2 mm)
Diameter externally: 3/8 " (9,3 mm)

€ 2,00 / each
When ordering: copy size!


Coil former, ceramic

I have a number of these ceramic coils. Used in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944. They are wax covered, that can easily removed with a hair dry blower or electric paint stripper.

On the bottom of the ceramic body is a hole for mounting the coil on a chassis. The coil is shipped with a fitting screw, like the one on top.

The coil wire comes complementary. Don't ask for the impedance of the winding, they are all different.

Size thick model: 
Long: 2 " (51,2 mm)
Diameter externally: 3/8 " (16,3 mm)

Size thin model:
Long: 2 " (51,2 mm)
Diameter externally: 1/2 " (12,6 mm)

€ 2,00 / each
When ordering: copy size!


Switch, toggle, double ON ON

Used in Hallicrafters equipment around 1944.

€ 2,00 / each

 


For some years I have a stencil maker standing around. It is an American die cast machine that weights about 45 kg and it has ONE type of fonts, of which you can see an example on the left.

These stencils are used to mark boxes, crates vehicles with necessary information after the object that needs the information was spray painted anew.

The font is that typical military type, seen on vehicles to inform on fuel type or tyre pressure.

Template:
Special moisture-resistant cardboard-type, suitable for multiple use.
Width: 41.5 cm
High: 10,2 cm
Character Height: 1.3 cm
Character Width: 1.1 + 0.2 cm
Room for + / - 25 characters per line
Room for 3 lines

€ 13,00 / each

When interested, send me an e-mail with the text you need and I will send you back a preview in Excel or PDF format.
The stencils will be shipped in an cardboard envelope.


   

RF Choke, 25 uH, 1,5 A

Fine choke for power supplies or take two and a few C's to make an AC Mains Input filter. German quality.

€ 1,00 / each - New


Transistor, 2N3019 (set of 10 pieces) Si NPN 80V 1A

10 pieces - 2N3019 Si NPN
Vcbo - 140 V
Vceo - 80 V
Ic - 1 A
Pd - 5 W
TO39

€ 5,00 / set of 10 - New Old Stock

 


Diode, PR6002, 100 V, 6 A (set of 8 pieces)

8 pieces - diode, PR6002 Si

PIV: 100 V
I: 6 A



 

€ 1,00 / set of 8

NOS

 


Variable capacitor, air

These variable air capacitors are used, taken from Hallicrafters equipment from 1943/1944. They are looking good for their age of almost 70 years. They turn very smooth. These VarCaps are thoroughly cleaned but could have a spot of remaining anti-fungus or other preservation coating.

They are mounted through a single hole. The shaft/rotor is grounded than. You can mount the capacitor on an insulating sub-chassis if needed.

€ 12,00 / each for ~ 145 pF (only 4 available)

€ 10,00 / each for ~ 100 pF (only 9 available)

   
 

I found this stamp on one of them.


Knob, round with marker

These knobs are used, taken from Hallicrafters equipment from 1944. They are looking good for their age of almost 70 years. Knobs can have minor scratches. I will only ship knobs that are in such a cosmetic condition that I would want to use them myself. You have to trust my judgement on that. Knobs come with one or two slitted, iron bolts, depending on the make. They are made of black Bakelite and have a large brass insert.

Sizes:
Diameter: 28.8 mm
Height: 16 mm
Shaft depth: 12 mm
Shaft diameter: 6,3 mm (1/4 inch)

€ 9,00 / set of 3

SOLD OUT - SORRY

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Knob, round with scale 0 - 100 (+ - 10)

These scale knobs are used, taken from Hallicrafters equipment from 1944. They are looking good for their age of almost 70 years. Knobs can have minor scratches. I will only ship knobs that are in such a cosmetic condition that I would want to use them myself. You have to trust my judgement on that. Knobs come with one or two slitted, iron bolts, depending on the make. They are made of black Bakelite and have a large brass insert.
Scales can be removed and used on other knobs if desired.

Sizes:
Scale diameter: 44.4 mm
Knob diameter: 20.5 mm
Height, total: 11.5 mm
Shaft depth: 12 mm
Shaft diameter: 6,3 mm (1/4 inch)

€ 4,00 / each
SOLD OUT - SORRY

 

   

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Variable Capacitor, Air, 150 pF

These are used  VarCaps, taken from 1944 Hallicrafters equipment. They come with 2 bolts and washers. VarCaps are thoroughly cleaned but could have a spot of remaining anti-fungus or other preservation coating. If corroded, corrosion was removed but that might leave visible traces. Depending on the make, shafts can be brass or chromed brass.
These are the right model for our Parasets: the screw holes are in the right position.

All VarCaps are shipped: tested for capacitance, no shorts, acceptable rotation. They are functional but NOT new!

The best looking will be shipped first. If you have doubts, ask me for a photo of what I would send you. Mind you: it gets harder every month to get my hands on these items. Only few are available.

Sold out, sorry


Crystals FT-171-B

I bought a box containing 60 (!) crystals, type FT-171-B. In the hope that they would be useful to us, Parasetteers. Click here to download a list with frequencies. On the list there are other sizes of Xtals as well.

Only few are inside amateur radio bands, but the others could very well be grinded down to higher frequencies as described on the Yahoo Paraset fora. These housings are B-I-G enough to hold a different crystal.

 

 

   
Boxes are unopened, so I took another one to be a model for the photo.

See the list for frequencies, that could be grinded down:
 
€ 10,00 / each
New Old Stock

 

 

Click photo to enlarge.

Also see: Difference in xtal sockets

Read this on reloading crystals housings with new content.

   I made a label to stick on the Italian crystals to make them look like the American "real thing".
 You can download that label here.

Tips for using the sticker:
You can print this sticker on any adhesive printing material. The backside of the Italian aluminium covers are black, in case you print on transparent material. You could also sand off the Italian print and put your transparent sticker on clear aluminium.


Tube socket for 807

Brand: Johnson
Type: 225

Beautiful socket in New-Out-Of-The-Box condition. Stamped "Made in USA".

€ 10,00 / each - New Old Stock


Diode, 1N4007

1000 V - 1A

20 pieces, total € 1,00  - New Old Stock

 


Zener diode, BZX79A-6V2

Uz = 6,2 V
P=500 mW

 

10 pieces, total € 1,00  - New Old Stock


Zener diode, BZW03C13

Uz = 13 V
P = 1,85 W

5 pieces, total  € 1,00  - New Old Stock


Diode Bridge, Siemens, 80 V, 1,5 A

U = 80 V

I = 1,5 A

 

3 pieces, total € 1,00  - New Old Stock

 

 


Diode Bridge, 100 V, 15 A

U = 100 V

I = 15 A

 

€ 3,00 each  - New Old Stock

SOLD OUT - SORRY

 

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