The Philco 39-30 looks similar to the 40-150 table top. The complete schematic is found here at Nostalgia Air. This is snippet from the web site:
I should have mentioned this sooner. If you contact Larry at (click pic for www.antiqueradioknobs.com/partlistings.html) you can order a set of new, long buttons for this radio. Click on the picture for his web site. I have a set and they look great!
These push buttons are not like the 40-xxx series of chassis. They are longer and the switch shafts are shorter. These buttons slip over the push button rectangular rods but are too recessed to be used. I wonder if the push button switches have been changed out or there was some additional hardware to make up the distance between the push buttons and the switch rods. A note on the news group and radio forums should yield some information.
.... has potential. I have restored worse. All the chokes, coils and transformers ohm out good. The power transformer produces the expected voltages when 10 volts AC is applied to the primary. The speaker voice coil is good but the field coil reads in the meg ohms. It is burned open. The rectifier tube 84 has a burned socket between the two high voltage AC pins. That socket will need replaced. And all the wire has brittle insulation and will need replaced or covered with spaghetti (power transformer) or heat shrink.
This is a 39-25 cabinet. Similar styling but a different speaker grill. This cabinet structurally strong and is in better shape regarding the veneer. It will receive a total stripping, chip repairs and re-finishing. As always, I would prefer to keep the original finish but this one has many chipped off sections of lacquer.
I will look forward to fixing this cabinet.
This radio is going to take some TLC. But this is the type of challenge that keeps coming back to this hobby. More on this radio later this year.
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