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A 38-12 followed me home today - rocketeer - 11-05-2011 07:15 PM
I picked this up in a second hand furniture store today. This is the third old radio I have found at this store this year.
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - Ron Ramirez - 11-05-2011 09:27 PM
Congratulations! Those are just neat little AM-only sets. They are usually easy to service, also. I have the bakelite and the Plaskon versions (38-12CB and 38-12CBI).
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - Jayce - 11-05-2011 09:42 PM
I picked up one of these models myself earlier in the year at a second hand store. I really need to start using it more and get the cabinet cleaned up. Nice little transformered table radio. I'd love to find one of the bakelite versions.
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - rocketeer - 11-06-2011 03:45 AM
When I bought it I was a little concerned with the photofinish tiger stripes. I thought maybe the right side of the upper was missing as well as the left side of the lower but when I researched it on the Internet I was relieved to see there was nothing missing.
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - Arran - 11-06-2011 04:44 AM
I don't know if that inlay is a faux finish or not, most of the time when they used dynoc or some other grained decal it sits on top of the surface so there is a raised line around the edge of it.
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - Ron Ramirez - 11-06-2011 01:34 PM
That isn't photofinish, it is real veneer inlay. It's surprising that they used real veneer on a cheap set, eh!
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - rocketeer - 11-06-2011 01:49 PM
That is surprising. That's why I assumed it was photo-finish. Never assume, huh?
Re: A 38-12 followed me home today - Arran - 11-08-2011 05:41 AM
Ron Ramirez Wrote:That isn't photofinish, it is real veneer inlay. It's surprising that they used real veneer on a cheap set, eh!
Well they did cut corners in one way with the inlay, they only used one strip and split it between top and bottom. Maybe they were trying to make up for the sets with the cruddy faux finished front panels like the 37-610?