This radio receives both Broadcast and Short Wave band.
Most of the insulation has deteriorated and is crumbling off. About 30% is OK. Philco seemed to use two types of rubber for insulation. It was 1940-40 during WW2 when this radio was manufactured. Materials were in short supply for consumer goods. This is a rather common occurrence with radios manufactured during these years.
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There is always a few chassis that just don't make it easy to align. I have not been defeated yet! R21 had the wrong value installed and replacing the 14AF7 rendered the radio stable, no squegging. Once replaced all aligned in easily.
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