IDing Older Stainless End Caps

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by smartin53, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. smartin53

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    So I have a McIntosh front frame I got some time ago and it happens to have what appear to be stainless steel end caps with a rather large notch for gripping. Both sides of each cap have the same notch. Most of the time when I see older macs they appear to have brushed aluminum caps so I'm curious what they might have used these specific ones on.

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  2. jlovda

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  3. VintageMac

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    Actually, this would be a better link: McIntosh Compendium

    Those were used only on the MI3 scope.

    Larry
     
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    Ah perfect did not realize he had a whole list of end caps. Also explains why I could not figure it out. Didn't think to look at the MI3. They seem heavier than aluminum though...
     
  5. jlovda

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    When I saw the indentations on the side, I thought the parts were cast and then finished. Maybe plated zinc or tin alloy? I lot of inexpensive metal parts such as hood ornaments were made from this in the past.
     
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