I made a contact with this Drake 2B receiver and 2NT transmitter from the Radio Club of Tacoma’s Clifford J (Doc) Spike Antique Radio Museum. Rich Patrick KR7W wrote in the soapbox comments for the ARRL web site:
On top of the desk is a home brew link coupled antenna tuner inspired from a late ’30s ARRL Handbook.
The rig worked FB but I can’t say the same for the OP. With some embarrassment due to my very poor fist and stage fright, I managed to pound out a brief QSO.
Photo complements of KR7W; used without permission (sorry Rich).