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Beautiful radio, and yes, a wonderful find too.
At first glance it appears to be a 1940 model radio, but I might say a year earlier based on the more intricate detailing of the woodwork.
Surprised that the dial escutcheon is in such great shape, many of those have warped over time due to the unstable composition of those earlier plastics.
So many of these big old consoles get trashed, it's very pleasing to see another Phoenix will rise from the ashes.
Progress pics please, as you get them.
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It's a 40 model no question about it. Actually it's a Model 6438 to be exact.
In fact I have the original Sears Catalog Ad for the Radio in my collection. What I love about it is Television Inputs on the back of the Radio 10 years before Radio really ever caught on.
I REALLY want to work on this NOW, but currently am backed up with a 47 Philco, a 49 Philco, and a 46 Westinghouse "Refridgerator" Model.
I'll post more pics when I take the Chassis out. I need to get the schematic from a friend before I can continue as I'm holding out for a complete set of Rider Manuals.
Thanks for the post Retro. Honestly, I can't see letting these go to Trash. In any way shape or form. Nothing like this is made these days, which is why I caught the bug to start restoring.