[TenTec] PM3a Knobs

Paul R. Valko prvalko@oakland.edu
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 21:46:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Ken Graham wrote:

> Well, I was successful in getting a Powermite PM3a (thanks to the 
> powerful reflectors on the internet)!!

Lucky You!  It took me almost ten years to find one!  That was

> My only problem with it now is that I don't think the black fluted knobs 
> are original. I suspect that the knobs should look more like the Argonaut 
> 505 or 509 knobs.  Who can tell me for sure (and can anyone supply 
> them --hint hint)

If the knobs are missing the silver inlay (like the Argonauts have) it's
an early PM-3.  I have a PM3 with pure black plastic knobs and one that
has knobs JUST LIKE the Argo.  I thought at one time that a previous owner
replaced them because they are prettier than the ols knobs.  But, I've
seen several PM3 since that have the Argo-style knobs so I believe there
was a production change.

73! =paul= W8KC
Collector of Ten*Tecs and other fine plastics


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