S-38A General Communications Receiver
This was the second version of the S-38 family released in 1946 and designed by Raymond Loewy - only the next two variants (B and C) would feature the distinctive round dials for tuning and bandspread.
This half-moon arrangement was copied and used to good effect by the Japanese manufacturer Trio many years later.
Although slide-rule type displays were used for the 'D' and 'E' variants, this well designed set was kept in production until 1961.
Last updated 18th October 2001
My S-38A after refurbishment
The same set, before refurbishment.
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