Nice catch on the extra piece of black insulation, Ed! I thought it was needed because of the resistor directly above it.
Yes, both the old resistor and it’s replacement directly above the oscillator coil are 1/2 watt 470 ohm. Interesting how components changed during the period shortly after WWII.
Another interesting note is that this resistor and the .02uF cap above it are not in the schematic for this radio. This is a US model. But, there is a Canadian model of this same radio which contains both the resistor and the capacitor on the schematic.
So, was this a US model built in Canada, or was it built in the US using the Canadian schematic?
And there are still a couple more differences in the photos.