Added database entries on four models that are not represented in catalog literature, including 4-A-37, 4-A-39, S-7396-2, S-7397-5.
1954 radios added from the Spring-Summer 1954 Catalog.
Added 1959 radios from a 1959 tri-fold brochure.
Added radios from the Spring-Summer 1950 catalog.
Added a Misc section for radio-related ads.
1953 radios from the Spring-Summer catalog added.
1940-41 Radio Catalog Slideshow added.
1955 radios added.
The new site is up and running, but I am still bug-checking and adding data..
The Diplomat is a 6-tube bakelite set with a fancy cabinet. The dial on these radios is red, providing an interesting contrast with the white cabinet. Many people are now repainting these radios in a variety of colors, and sometimes painting the grille in a second color for contrast. To my knowledge, the Diplomat only came in white. It was not even offered in plain brown bakelite. The Spring-Summer 1941 catalog picture lacks a Firestone Air Chief decal on the front of the radio. The Fall-Winter 1941-42 catalog shows the radio with a decal. There may have been two versions. A radio without a decal may (or may not) have been repainted.