The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
I've been restoring the early (5 knob) AW23 that was found on a trash pile in Columbus. This was the lightning strike set I wrote about in a different post a couple weeks ago.
This is a VERY early AW23, there are several unique things about this set:
First, the grid lead to the mixer (6A7)...in most sets, the lead comes out through the large tuning cap cover and feeds through a hole in a phenolic piece riveted to the 6B7 shield base. On this set, there is a single terminal tie point riveted on the 6B7 shield and there is a solder joint to continue on to the grid cap:
The next oddity was the IF coil covers. The picture tells all:
How many of you with early AW23 sets have these two differences on your chassis?