During the chassis removal
from its cabinet with a great surprise this is the "wall picture
antenna" I found inside this receiver... In the '30 these kind of
antennas was often used as an internal antenna. Pratically it's
an assembly of some coils behind a real hand-painted
wall picture :).
This is another enlarged
view of this particular kind of antenna, after its restoration.
The plug have to inserted in the Aerial plug of the receiver.
This is a top view of
the receiver just removed from its wood cabinet. On the right you
can see the three sections variable capacitors, behind the MF groups
and the big power transformer. In this receiver the magic eye (WE18)
is not only a tuning indicator. It works like an audio preamplifier
before the power penthode WE51 too.
Unfortunatly in this
old receiver the tuning scale was very damaged. In the right picture
you can see the original one.
The restoration of this
tuning scale was possible only with a scanner, a PC and a laser
printer. Initially I found a similar tuning scale from another receiver,
then I scannerizzed it in A3 format. Then with a GOOD laser printer
the repaired tuning scale (with a photo editor program) has been
printed on a transparent sheet of paper. As last step the printout
has been disposed between two pieces of glass cutted ecxatly of
the same size of the original tuning scale.
This is the tuning scale
just ultimated and repositioned inside the receiver's wood cabinet.
It's not the same but I have'nt any chance to find the original
This is the internal
bottom view of the receiver. You can see the new electrolytic capacitors
changed during the troubleshooting procedure. It's a quite easy
receiver, with not a great number of components.
Here you cas see a detailed
view of some wire before the radio restoration. All the insulations
of this old wires was damaged, so I had replaced many of these internal
connections. A great and heavy job, believe me!