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Russ - many cabinets came in different sizes. I once had 3 Waverly cabinets sitting in a row, all different sizes. I can't say that I've noted any differences in the Braemar, but I can't say I'm surprised.
In addition, some cabinets originally sized for the AW-15 and AW-23 were upsized (taller, wider and/or deeper) when the much larger 30 tube Philharmonic receiver was introduced in 1937.
Examples include: Warrington, Tasman, Waverly, Waverly Grande, Roslyn Grande, Laureate Grande as per Scott price lists with cabinet dimensions.
To add to that list David, I just saw a Braemar that was scaled up for a philharmonic at the Kutztown radio show.
A Philly-ized Braemer would be uber rare if a factory original. I have a Tasman in the larger Philly size and even though these were a free Christmas give a way one year only a handful of these Tasmans are known to exist. I hope someone took a photo of this Jumbo Braemer for documentation.
This Philharmonic was being sold by Bruce from Waves in NYC. I noticed that the power supply/amp was for a Phantom and let Bruce know. He said he had no idea and the guy for whom he was holding it probably would not want it anymore. He asked me what I would pay. I offered him $900 and he agreed. I ended up backing out. The chrome was fair and I dislike the upscaled cabinet enough to walk away. The Braemer looks decent with my Masterpiece, but not being huge. It was also missing the grill center bar. I have enough on my plate right now. Anyway, the guy who was originally going to purchase it said that he would still take it and a buyer would probably never know that the PS/amp was wrong. The purchaser was Estes Auctions, so expect to see it in an upcoming auction. I was shocked how dishonest Estes was willing to be when they were notified of pieces that were wrong.
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