Yes those knobs usually are very decomposed when we get them,and I have a few that are all wrinkled up. The radio was probably in a dry storage area.I got it at an auction in Red Deer Alberta. The guy who owned it also had about 60 or 70 other radios at the auction. He was fron Saskatchewan and most of the radios were battery sets.
As far as the radio being for sale””””’not at the moment ””but I am considering selling some of my radios. to make room for some more that I want Thanks for the coments Dan