Hi again everyone! Welcome to my worklog for restoring a Kriesler 11-9D console radio. This will be the third radio that I have embarked on restoring. The first was an AWA Radiola 517-M mantle radio from 1948, and I put together a worklog. The second I've yet to do a worklog on, but that's coming soon! A bit of history - this radio was built in either late 1947 or early 1948. The Kriesler factory was based in Alice St, Newtown, which is now a block of units near Matt Hogan reserve. It is both a medium wave (broadcast band) and shortwave radio, with a line-up of 5 valves for its operation. I found this radio going for a relatively reasonable price on Gumtree, and so I bought it. My wife has now claimed that it is my birthday present from her Internally, the Rola speaker is dated 14 November 1947, which is why I'm not 100% on the manufacturing date. The ARTS&P label, however, is light blue with no prefix, which according to research suggests 1955 onwards, which is a little surprising. For those that are unaware, much like the UK still has today, all Australian radios and Televisions used to be licensed. This was to ensure that the patent royalties were paid to the people that came up with the technology. This ceased in 1974 with the advent of colour TV. For some further reading on the licensing and labels - see this page In regards to this radio, however, it looks to be in original condition - I haven't yet taken the chassis out to inspect underneath, however I can see the original electrolytic capacitors still in place. The previous owner had butchered on a power cord (twist and tape) and told me "it works and tunes in one or two stations" - which I'm hoping means that nothing has gone boom inside. I'm guessing the original paper capacitors are still in there. The speaker has a small hole in the cone - when I get further into breaking down the unit, I'll get a better look at it. Hopefully nothing serious. The timber work has the usual signs of age, but still in better nick than my 20 year old coffee table! All in all, I am already loving this radio, despite having not gotten into the guts of it yet. Before I continue with the restoration, I'm going to put my obligatory warning message up: WARNING: Valve radios and televisions contain voltages that can deliver lethal shocks. You should not attempt to work on a valve radio or other electrical appliances unless you know exactly what you are doing and have gained some experience with electronics and working around high voltages. Under no circumstances should you ever apply power to a vintage radio, television or other electrical appliance you have acquired without first having it checked and serviced by an experienced person. Also, at no time should any appliance be connected to an electricity supply if the power cord is damaged. If in doubt, do not apply power. Some of the components, coming on 70 years old, are guaranteed to be bad. You could eleectrocute yourself, potentially have components exploding and starting fires. Please take note! Now - some photos of it as it has arrived- In all its glory Timber work has marks, not bad for 70 years of hanging around a house! Chassis Valve Lineup ARTS&P Label Speaker - Manufacturing Date & Tear Stay tuned for more posts!