In its day, at a cost of 00, the MSR-2 was one of the world's finest communications receivers.
Produced from 1946-1949 with a selling price of about , the "S-38" series was followed by improved versions, until production ceased (with the S-38E) in 1961.
National supplied wooden display cases for the modules, and collectors of this radio often have ten or more modules.
The beautiful SX-115 is the most sought after Hallicrafters receiver, next to the legendary SX-88.
Surprisingly, the CM-1 featured clever engineering and outstanding performace.
This Drake MSR-2 receiver (right) dates from 1977-78.
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I am partial to the receivers in my collection of vintage shortwave radios.