Overall, the receiver
wasn't in bad condition. What isn't obvious from the above pictures,
is that the centre two valves in the RF unit have broken top
caps. The EF39 cap was broken off and the ARTH2 had a hole in
the glass. Whether these faults had occurred when the set was
being fitted into its case I don't know. It's certainly possible.
A shame as the set has survived for over 70 years.
The rear surface of the case
was badly rusted due to its being stored on a wet surface for
many years. Paint is flaking off several areas of the front panel
and, because all the lettering is painted on rather than being
engraved, refurbishment will mean removal of the front panel,
paint removal, and repainting followed by re-lettering.
All mechanical parts are seized
but look to be in otherwise good order.
The lid is damaged at one corner
and will need welding, then the whole re-painting. Missing parts
include, one lid screw, one chassis screw and the knob for the
volume control but nothing of any consequence.
The triangular aerial panel
is missing and a new panel needs to be made.
Under the chassis, it's clear
that it's entirely original with no replacement parts. A note
on the side of the chassis suggests it's been aligned, but that
might have been many decades ago.