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Old 27th Nov 2022, 11:02 am   #1
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Default Eddystone rust.

Is it just my bad luck or did Eddystone fit rusty speakers? I had five Eddystones all with rusted speakers do not look to have been to sea. Rest of chassis OK.
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 2:50 pm   #2
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Default Re: Eddystone rust.

The speaker in my 840A shows no sign of rust, despite the receiver clearly having been stored on-its-side somewhere sufficiently damp that the paint on one side of the front die-cast front panel has bubbled due to white spider tracking of the alloy and the chrome plating on the same end's handle is rather pitted.

The speaker was fine (it had clearly been facing upwards in storage though because it was full of sawdust!!!)
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 4:43 pm   #3
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Default Re: Eddystone rust.

No speaker rust in this S870A either. Fitting rusty speakers would have been bizarre, but I expect many of the basic Eddystones with trawler band coverage will have been used close to the coast, and it wouldn't be that odd if in some of them the speaker frame is more prone to rusting than anything else.

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