40-150 table model
Back at home.
This 40-150 from the our nations capitol in for restoration. WBAL was one of the bush buttons on the bezel. I bet some one listened to the events of December 7, 1941 on this very radio.
When opened up a permanent magnet speaker was found. The field coil of the original speaker has been epoxied to the power transformer cover. This is a creative solution to a speaker failure. This will be cleaned up and replaced with a resistor to make the pie filter and increased filter capacitance. The speaker grill cloth has been replaces with fiberglass door screen material. Although not original is served well in keeping little curious fingers at bay. That will be replace with some original replica cloth.
The cabinet has been refinished and looks fantastic. Control and LOGO decals will be applied and over coated with another clear lacquer coating. And of course, brand new reproduction wine colored transparent push buttons.
I will be adding pictures of the chassis repair once it is on the bench.
* I have a friend that is doing most of my refinishing since late 2009. Wood finishing has been his profession and he is much faster than me. It takes Tom a fraction of the time to accomplish (strip, stain, color blend, repair, finish, etc) what takes me a week to do. And he can do it all year long where I am dependant on proper weather conditions.
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