Picked up a chassis today from a barn radio that had a destroyed cabinet. Unusual in the the cabinet had shelves. I tried to ID based on the database and tubes, but could not. Has 80, 6A8, 6H6, 6F6, 6F5, 6K7, 6U5. I thought I knew this dial but it will likely be obvious to some of you... I hope
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It would probably help to post more pics; top and bottom of chassis, if its all you have. Others (not me yet) can recognize other components on the chassis too. Pics of the cabinet, no matter how messed up, if you have it.
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Take a look at the Zephyr model 32Y6 in Riders. It seems to match. On your radio, I see what I believe are two 6K7s, a 6A8, a 6Q7, an eye tube, an octal output tube and an 80. Mallory says the rectifier should be an 80 but the Zephyr diagram in Riders shows a 5Y3. Could have been a running change on the radio.
Also, I've had several no-name type radios from the late 30s with the same dial pointer and general dial appearance. Zephyr sounds about right.
See how closely your receiver's parts match the Zephyr diagram. I suspect it will be close.
The dial pointer was used on FADA radios. I've had a few and still have one. Never had a Fada with an eye tube. If the rectifier was a 5W4 it might be a Model 270. Haven't seen the dial on a 270 but dials on Fada radios I've seen have FADA.
Take the numbers off the wax paper caps. These might identify brand.