Firestone 4-A-3 "Diplomat"

Firestone 4-A-3 DiplomatThe Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 1200 Firestone Parkway, Akron, Ohio

Date: 1948

Tube Line-up: 12BD6 (x2) / 12BE6 / 12AT6 / 35L6GT / 35W4

 

  

This 1948 Firestone Air-Chief was also known as ‘Diplomat’. The black Bakelite case is painted in an ivory finish and this one has been resprayed. The glass dial with its red felt background lights up nicely, giving a warm feel to the rich tones. The six tubes pull in BC stations very well (in fact some Stations that are almost 400 miles away without the assistance of an external antenna), and the vertical speaker grille bars with lower loops gives this Set a distinct appeal.