This radio I have here is a 1938 Philco model 38-12. This particular set was painted in an ivory lacquer for use in a kitchen. Most 38-12?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s you find today are stained wood with veneer inlay. This however is factory and is completely original. I had fun with this radio! I took the chassis out and saw that there was NO RUST! That is very rare on most of these sets. Even the power transformer wasn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t rusty. Still retained it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s original black paint which polished up like new. All the original cloth insulated wires are in perfect condition as well. I had the radio repaired by my friend and now it plays as good as it looks. Some have asked me if I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m going to restore the cabinet, maybe give it a new coat of paint. I say no way Jos?É¬©! It?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s not really bad when you look at it as being over 60 years old. I feel it has great patina. Also, the grill cloth is original to the set as well. Now, to tell you about the reason I bought this radio. Any one here see the 1939 film ?¢‚Ç¨?ìRefer Madness?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢? It?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a film that addresses the risk and consequences of using Marijuana. It urges parents and teachers to take action against this drug in their schools and homes even as early as 1938. This film was a low budget film but, it is rather funny and also very interesting to see how even back then it was starting to become a problem. For those who have seen it, there is several shots filmed in a kitchen. If you look closely, on top of the refrigerator there sits an ivory painted Philco model 38-12! So, when I found this one I had to buy it because it was exactly like the radio in Refer Madness. Enjoy, Root.