2 6L6G (RE2 and X1 dates). X1 is January/February 1939, and RE2 is March/April 1940, s o this is probably from around 1940. The face and knobs look great. I brought this up on a Variac, but I was unable to get any sound out of it at all, though the pilot light and tubes do light up. However, I really have no idea how to hook it up, so I was just guessing.This has an empty socket on the right side of the back inside, which may be for a mic transformer of some sort of might be for a speaker--I'm not sure. This will probably need the usual recap/rebuild before it is ready to use. I noticed that the can capacitors inside are Western Electric, which is interesting. Please see my pictures for details. If you have any questions, please ask. I have a number of other tube items, collectibles, and vintage electronics listed--feel free to take a look! The item "Rare Vintage Lafayette 417 6L6 Tube Amplifier 1939 1940 Western Electric Caps" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps".
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