1. Introduction

The set had received some rough treatment during its lifetime - two of the three decorative bakelite spars across the speaker were broken and lost, plus the grille cloth was marked and torn in a couple of places.

The dial was badly warped, faded and split, with the tuning cursor missing completely.

The cabinet itself was very dirty and dull with paint marks here and there, although luckily it was generally scratch free.

There was an approximately three inch long crack runing under one of the cabinet legs, which fortunately was easily stabilised with superglue and is completely out of sight under normal usage conditions.

Inside the case it was very dirty with obvious evidence of rust and melted wax from leaking capacitors in the chassis.