I bought this set from my repair tech. who did a complete re-cap on it. We had the chassis out and I was amazed at the complex, cramped look of the components from underneath! The set plays very well now with lots of contrast. Intereseting story about early version! The good news about the bakelite cabinet on this model is that, with a little elbow grease, they can be buffed up to a like-new gloss. The bad news is they have many weak points and are usually found cracked to some degree. Even this one had a minor one that I sured up with JB Weld from the underside. Here is shot of the set working, but the camera washed out the picture a lot.