1948 Raytheon 7"
A neat looking little Raytheon 7 inch. It of course uses the 7JP4 CRT.
I like the big chunky channel changer knob on this one, it's connected to a big chunky tuner.
The tuner uses a complicated arrangment of levers to raise and lower the ferrite slugs into the coils.
This is the chassis before I recapped it.
This is after recapping, I melted the insides out of the original caps and put the new ones inside the old tube, a paper plug and a little hot glue seals it in and gives it a more or less original look.
Heathkit offered this set as a $69.50 kit in 1949, you can download a scan of the brochure here,