I really love this Philco series 40-1xx. I have done many.
If I may comment:
Watch out for bad insulation. It takes me about 2 hrs +- 1hr to replace one
at a time wires. The trick is to move the button coils, trim caps and move
the oscillator coil off of its chassis mount. It speeds rewiring.
Big caution here. the grey cardboard looking loctail socket is brittle.
Leave a tube in the socket and be gentle with replacing the wires. Cut the
old wire at the solder lug then solder a new wire to the lug. Leave the
original bare wire or you risk great consternation and time consumption
finding the High Frequency replacement socket. Trust me!
Leave tubes in all sockets to strain relieve the tired old Bakelite tube
sockets. Trust me on this too.
See this page for all 40-xxx restorations and lots of tips!
http://www.ppinyot.com/P/philco.htm Look at anything with a 40- in the
model number. Watch the revisions for your chassis too.
See: http://www.ppinyot.com/S/slides.htm for general information that I
mostly gleaned from the Philcos.
If you know this stuff just ignore this post.
> A guy called me and told me he had a Philco console radio with shortwave
> he was wanting to get rid of. The numbers he gave me are 40-80 and
> 10372B. I can't seem to find any info on this radio. I realize he
> probably read the numbers incorrectly, but thought I'd ask here any way.
Thanks for the time, help, and information guys. Really appreciate it.