|AK2||octode frequency changer,|
|AF3||penthode as IF amplifier,|
|AB2||double diode as detector,|
I bought this radio on an Internet auction in december 2005. The seller told me he had polished it using teak oil to make it look better and make the scratches disappear. I wasn't particularly happy with that, because teak oil is definitely not the best product for maintenance of a french polish (shellack) finish. If the french polish is intact, it does not do much harm. But on this radio, the shellack was cracked and spots of the wood were exposed. The teak oil gave them a darker color, thereby highlighting the places where the finish was damaged. At home, I removed as much oil as I could, using white spirit. This made the shellack look dried out and gave it a bit foggy appearance. After this, I cleaned it with alcohol and polished it with shellack. It started to look better. I will take the radio out of the case and finish the finish later.
Regarding the way the radio worked, the seller told me it did not play but only gave a loud hum. I saw that the original wet electrolytic capacitors in the power supply had long ago been replaced by a double electrolytic. But that one also was more than 40 years old. I did not find the time to fix the radio and put it on a shelf. Now I have started its description, maybe it is time.