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Osborne1 (tan case) power cord cover - now available


Veteran Member
Jul 27, 2008
Chandler, AZ, USA
Needing a power cord cover plate for another tan case Osborne 1, I decided to copy an original that I had on another Os1.

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And here's what they look like (remanufactured on the left, original on the right).

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New Old - under.JPG

It's not perfect but it looks pretty good. It's ABS plastic, textured on one side, smooth on the other, 3/32" thick, all just like the original.

In the process of making mine, I made a couple extras so if anyone else is missing the cover, they can have one for $ 5 (to cover the cost of the materials; ABS plastic, Velcro, rivets, and some sort of package to mail it in - no labor cost included - believe me !) plus postage.

PM me if interested.
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Experienced Member
Jul 21, 2009
The Villages, FL, USA
Very nicely done, Lorne!

I'm looking at my B model wondering what to do before its weakened latch on the power cord cover gives out. I was thinking of backing up the plastic "spring" section with a thin sheet of stainless riveted on, to keep the spring action and hold the bits together when the crack gets all the way across.