I think I am going to sell this one - you know, you can't keep them all, although I have tried. This one now has a set of ST style tubes and works better than the version 2 with the globes. I think the major difference being the 224 or the 24A tubes of which this radio has 4. The version 1 is more sensitive, but, is also a lot less likely to get into oscillation at higher volume levels. It is also lacking the "Velvet Tone" tag on the later version, which I am not to crazy about. Come-on, "velvet" is not what comes to mind when listening to late 20's early 30's radios, but I guess Crunchy, Screechy or Mono Tone would not have sold very many radios. The earlier version also has a spotless chassis. The version 2 isn't a rust bucket but it is not as clean.
So why would I get rid of the better radio? You know that too. It's the 2 cool copper caps in the back. Even in models that used these caps, most of them are missing especially the versions that screw in like a light bulb. It was just too easy for a tech to cut 1 wire unscrew the cap and install a replacement under the chassis.
So I'll be posting the one above on the FOR SALE page soon. It is Sold.