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Packard-Bell 48B (1938)

Packard-Bell 48B (1938)
Packard-Bell 48B (1938)
Sold by Charlie Livingston Jr on June 8, 2017
Listed price on date of sale - $395.00
Packard Bell was a west coast manufacturer and starting making AM broadcast radios in 1934. They are famous for the "Stationized" dial of which this was a standout for Packard Bell. This model was the top of the line for the 46 and 48 series radio. It had dual cat eyes and eight tubes. I disassembled the radio and cleaned up the chassis. I cleaned and lubricated all the controls and replaced all the electrolytic and wax/paper caps with new Mylar caps. All of the resistors were tested and any out of tolerance were replaced. All tubes were tested and any that tested defective or even weak were replaced with NOS tubes. A new polarized AC cord was installed for safety. The cabinet was stripped and lightly toned and the bands were toned darker for a nice contrast where the faux bands had been. It received several coats of clear lacquer with light smoothing between coats. All toners and lacquer are made by Mohawk. The radio was reassembled and is sitting in my living room. I really enjoy listening to the radio and looking at the ultra-cool dial. I have a second one of these I haven't restored yet or I wouldn't be letting this one go.
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