Pretty cool to see a dead stock unchanged unmodified and totally all there amplifier from 1954. That's a long damn time ago! It was soooo dirty. dust bunnies and cobwebs throughout. Nicely cleaned now, but will still reclean.. man it's just hidden filth everywhere. It fires up, but crackles. First thing I found was, (after considering the tubes themselves) the tube sockets. Loose screws, and loose for each pin, as well. Fixed that easy. It's got the two prong power cord.. I think I will change that. But overall, I don't want to go any farther than a tube change unless I absolutely have to. And even then, have to talk to the owner about it's 'stock' collectible value first. It's got the death cap, but that's only scary to techs, so I'll leave that in. Astron (Newark New Jersey) caps throughout and carbon comp resistors. cloth covered wire everywhere. Lupi signed it inside! I thought it was a champ. It really is. But it has a choke. Some reports conflict, saying the choke only appeared in 1955. 12AX7 6V6GT and 5Y3GT tubes. Original speaker. I think it's a Jensen but no marking to tell me. I'll get some pics up asap. Really an honor to have this on my bench.