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ca: 1946, model unknown

A Plain-Jane radio but somewhat handsome. What attracted me to this little set is the dial. It's back lit sunburst look is warm and  striking. Another unusual feature is the full and finished wood back cover. Otherwise nothing special, just a simple AA-5 super-het circuit. To my surprise, an above average performer with very good tone, good sensitivity and selectivity. When fully assembled with the back on, it even produces decent bass (must be the wood case with the back)!

Since the chassis is "RadiolaGuy.com : Antique Radios : Antique Radio & TV : Vintage Radio : Vintage Television", I suspect the back was to protect folks from a (could be lethal) electrical shock. However one could have still received an electrical shock from the two chassis screw heads present from the bottom of the cabinet. This I corrected by re-wiring the chassis to remove this potential hazard
 

 < reproduction of the dial is available
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Hot Chassis means one side of the AC line is connected to the radio's chassis, thus providing a shock hazard if one comes into contact with the chassis and a ground potential.

 

AA-5 refers to the "All American Five" tube line-up which is incorporated in most 5 tube, American made super-het radios from the 1940's through the end of tube radio production. The early (Octal)  tube line-up were:
12SA7, 12SK7, 12SQ7, 35Z5 & 50L6.  The mini tube line up's equivalent:
12BE6, 12BA6, 12AV6, 35W4 & 50C5.  Of course there were some variations on the tubes used  but these are the basic tube numbers used.

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