Astor - JJ1946-48
This was purchased for a not inconsiderable amount in Adelaide at the HRSASA sale in May 2021. There was also a similar LJ model. However, the LJ had been converted from battery to A/C operation at some point. The LJ does have the On/Off switch and Tone control that the JJ lacks.
This radio could be upgraded to have a tone control and On/Off switch as the sculptured centre molding covers the requisit holes.
It is a truely a magnificent radio with a beautiful rich tone from it’s 6″ Rola speaker.
I powered it up on the Variac and as it worked for half an hour without trouble I have used it since. It probably requires new capacitors, and certainly a new power cord, but while it works as well as it does….