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Philco Model 37-690X, 1937.  This was the mac-daddy top of the line for 1937.  This super high fidelity console uses a whopping 20 tubes on a main chassis and an audio/power supply chassis. It has 3 active speakers and a gimmicky array of passive “acoustic clarifiers,” automatic tuning, magnetic tuning, a frequency range of 530kc-18.2mc, and a lot more! The cabinet is awesome with doors that swing open and rest flush against the sides of the console.  This radio will make the walls rattle and is one of the best radios I have ever heard.  The list price of this beauty was $395.00, a lot of money in 1937!  I purchased this all-original radio from a collector in California.  I was told that this exact set once belonged to John Porter, and is featured in Morgan E. McMahon’s book “A Flick of the Switch.”