That white bezel often cracks in the corners and discolours. The DAC10 runs quite hot - I'm not sure what plastic it's made of (not Bakelite) but it's pretty crude stuff and gets very brittle, as do the buttons. It's also difficult to clean without damaging it - almost everyone smoked in those days and the white plastic was often filthy.
Many DAC10s were distributed by a charity called "British Wireless for the Blind Fund" which supplied DAC10s as they had button preset tuning and were easy to use. The charity was set up after the second world war due to the number of blind ex-service personnel returning. When I was restoring one one years ago, it had one of the charity's lovely labels on it but in very poor condition. John S. remade the graphics beautifully and I used that to print into a water transfer sheet to make a new one. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "neonixie-l" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web, visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/neonixie-l/8848639d-36e4-4b65-ace5-3131751f320a%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.