made in Montreal, ca. 1947/48
eBay purchase, for US $9.99 (approx. C $15.39). I was the only bidder - I wonder why?
Not the most glamorous of the Northern Electrics. This came out the same year as the Baby Champ 5200, which isn't a stunning design either.
It might clean up nicely, provided I can patch the chip of veneer on the right of the front, and stain it to match. I'm not sure I want to do a complete stripping and refinshing job on the wood.
The broad strip across the bottom is covered in some sort of leather-like material. It's intact, but could use some cleaning.
Cleaning the grille cloth should help too.
July 23/2001: When I visited the Bayhead Radio Museum last Saturday, I spotted one of these on a shelf, and noted that it uses the same kind of knobs as the 5200. I've got a parts-only 5200 with one white knob, so not much help there.
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