Columbus Console. Looks a bit different, and is about 6 inches lower than other consoles we have. Six valve chassis, plus magic eye, with 10 inch electromagnetic speaker and 5 bands.
I have, at his insistence, hooked up this radio to son's computer, in his bedroom. He plays his MP3s, CDs and game sounds through it at high volume !! He reckons he has the best sound in the house. I must admit, it doesn't sound half bad, considering it's age and late 30s technology. At least the violent vibrations should keep any further borer at bay!!
This little 5 valve guy was one of the garage sale items. The only things done to it were dusting over with a damp cloth, and a bit of contact cleaner on the volume control.
5 valve set from 1937. Still a bit unstable at the moment, but
we are getting there! Model 84.
She's now a good looking piece of technology! And it works well too. A few capacitors, one valve and a tune. Plus cabinet, of course.
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