1940 Westinghouse model 780x (Cdn)
This is the same type of radio as used as a prop in the movie "A Christmas Story".
Interior shots for the movie were filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - So, the Parker family radio is actually Canadian. Through my research, it turns out that Westinghouse didn't produce an American equivalent of this radio either, so it is exclusively Canadian.
In the commentary on the 20th Anniversary DVD, director Bob Clark stated that it was difficult to find this radio when they shot the movie. It took me over two years to find one of my own.
Trying to replicate the way it looks in the movie, I bought a couple of vintage accessories: Flower pot, bowling trophy and doily.
The chromed globe on top of the radio is the bowling trophy. A hidden liquer dispenser with glasses is inside, top lifts off.
The radio and cabinet still need restoration. The movie incorrectly showed the tuning eye in red, don't know if I'll put a red lightbulb in there instead of the correct green tuning eye tube.
It will soon play Orphan Annie once again!