I was fascinated with radio from an early age, probably within minutes of being able to stand and reach the controls on my parents' Magnavox console. This console had a tuner that came equipped with lots of buttons and controls, plus a magic eye tube. While my parents used it mostly for listening to 78 rpm records, I loved radio, especially shortwave and long-distance night time AM.
Unfortunately, I don't know exactly which model tuner we had. Magnavox made a myriad of AM/SW tuners in the pre- and post-WWII years in the CR-1XX and CR-2XX series, plus the military RCU-2 variants. Ours had the medium wave AM broadcast, 1.8 - 6 MHz Tropical/Police, and 6 - 18 MHz shortwave bands, plus at least 8 "preset" trimmer-tuned buttons that also worked on the broadcast band. The station labels were decals on the buttons, not above them. And a record player. The following pictures show representative Magnavox tuners from that era, none of which exactly match my memories but come close.
Rich Post has a great page describing a similar vintage Magnavox 342K with AM, SW, and the post-war FM band.
If you know the model with 3 bands, centered tuning eye, and at least 8 pushbuttons, please let me know.