Posted 9 years ago
I have a wooden table top radio. The wood is in very good condition, and still quite pretty. There are cut-out areas with metal wraps for the volume and also the tuning. The tuning knobs themselves are quite pretty and almost resemble fancy buttons. The dials are an ivory color with writing on them, and light up when the radio is turned on. There is no back, no tags I can see within the case itself, and nothing on the bottom The name tag on the front says "Silver Bell", but also on the back is a model number, on a tin type plate, Model 40, serial number 1026, this is located on the metal area which the tubes are in. There are tubes that resemble strange light bulbs and also some that have metal around them, at least one tube says RCA on it. It seems to have cardboard behind the material on the front. I have had it for many, many years. I think I may have gotten it from my Grandmother who passed away in 73 in Chicago, she was from Wisconsin. Now that my kids are grown and I have a little time I have finally gotten it out and unwrapped. But I have no idea just what it is, manufacturer, year, etc. I would like to get a good idea so I can gain information on how to repair it. It turns on, but doesn't seem to get any channels. I also don't know just how to take it apart either. So finding the correct information would be really useful. I think it is probably something simple, loose wire or tube, etc. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your assistance.