Faux hide, from what I can tell.
Nice and compact speaker case..
..with an amp on board.
Allied Knight Model 93 SX 350. I think this qualifies as "cute as the dickens".
Single ended 6L6 amplifier, puny output transformer behind Coke Bottle 6L6.
Classic labelling on the AC mains cord, sometimes that specifies the quieter of the two positions, other times it's an effort to keep phasing unified across multiple electrical units (reducing the chance of two chassis being hot in relation to one another). This all becomes moot with a proper 3 prong plug.. which is a baseline standard in my world view if reviving an old amp.
Looks like a late (early December) 1954 Quam driver. The seven pin Amphenol connector seems a bit overkill compared to modern speaker connectors, multiple output taps to match the output with the load was more commonplace in that day. However, the neat element of a speaker being wired up to reflect the correct load when plugged into the amp is shot down when you factor in the fact that the amplifier manufacturers didn't standardize anything, as "universal" means "bad for business". [Deep breaths and good hot coffee, helping to stave off a rant..] So, we essentially wind up with a lot of various set ups here, sluicing our way to separate "matched" systems. If you're say, putting together a collection of goofy old amps and speakers for something like a recording studio, where the widest range of intermingling is preferred, you'll either have to punch a 1/4" (or some other standard simple format) output in there, build and live with a mess of pigtails or decide on a wide hole multipin format and build it in all the amps. So, you'll have to choose your point in the balance between invested work, hassle of operation and original appearance (AKA, condition). I realize that functionality trumps originality in terms of value, currently, but 50 years from now?
Now THIS is a clean interior.
Multi-purpose of unallocated 5Y3 socket pins to select primary taps to reflect mains voltage. I'm excited about the 130 volt tap, that'll go easier on all involved components.
Printed schematic in the bottom of the enclosure. Simpler times.
Union built. Doesn't seem like the unions succeeded in retaining the wide spread production of electronics on a domestic front. Shame that. Though, clearly it wasn't in their control, nor was it really their battle alone. I'm not in the mood to chase that subject (Mmmmm, coffee), as it tends to end up to heavy on the pointing of fingers and too light on the sucking it up. I really added that because I like the illuminated fist. Nothing like a fist logo to really drive your point.
In other news, I'd like to know why hammertone finish isn't more popular on automobiles. I'd love to have this finish on the VW.