National radios were made for John Burns Ltd by various New Zealand manufacturers.
There is no actual manufacturer identification on this 1939, all wave, 6 valve radio, but could well be Westonhouse Air Gas Co. Performance is brilliant. It really drags in both the shortwave and broadcast stations, with very good tone. A very pleasing buy for ten bucks! Gotta be in the right place at the right time...
A closer view of the dial showing the 2 shortwave and 1 broadcast bands. The JBL logo is very prominent. The magic eye still works perfectly, and, unusually, is still quite bright. I believe everything is all original, except for the one knob that was missing, which I shall have to try and find a replacement for. The 2 dial-light bulbs are at diagonally opposite corners.
This is a 1939 5 valve, dual wave. Also has a gram input. One of the Garage Sale sets.
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