My most recent restoration project; an RCA Model 224 from 1934. I purchased this fine piece for $25 in working condition, but needed the usual TLC. It was originally purchased from California Phonograph on Market Street, San Francisco. I got it with the original paper work, including the user manual.
Here is a look at the back before any work.
New chassis cushions. The originals were smashed one quarter of their original size. New cushions brought the chassis to the correct height and isolated it from the cabinet.
Here is a look at the chassis before any work is done.
CAPS, CAPS AND MORE CAPS. These things were nasty looking and probably had lots of leakage. Never the less, taking no chances, they all got replaced.
It's finished, it works and everyone is happy. Listening to AM and shortwave is fabulous.