|Photos donated by Dave Bitters.
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|As I bought it, this radio had no speaker, speaker board, or grille cloth. The speaker turned out to be of somewhat unusual design (as a peek at the schematic via Nostalgia Air will reveal). So it was a lucky break that Gary Schneider at Play Things of the Past had one that would work. (It's the version that goes in the 660 model table set, but no matter. The 660 and 662 use the same chassis.)
Sooo... the grille cloth probably isn't of the type that the set had originally. I bought it from John Okolowicz, who advertised it for "Grigsby-Grunow consoles." A friend of mine helped me build the speaker board. (This was more of a challenge than might readily be apparent.)
I have no idea how long it had been since the set had played. But when I finished the re-capping and the replacement of some resistors and applied power, it fired up right away.
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