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I'm constructing an antique radio out of scraps I can find on the Internet. I'm not sure what to make the dials do in the Philco 90.

Top dial - radio channel tuning

Right dial - volume

Middle dial - tone(?)

Left dial - not sure at all.. AM/FM? FM didn't come about until mid-1930s. Anachronism?

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Looking at these operating instructions for a Philco 90, the top knob is indeed the station selection knob, the bottom left is tone, bottom right is volume, and the center is the on/off switch.

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