I purchased this old tube radio a few years ago. I origionaly intended to use it in my garage/letterpress studio/man cave. Very retro, and very cool to listen to a baseball games on AM radio - Go Giants!
The wood case was pretty rough and the speaker cloth was stained and need to be replaced. Oops, I sanded through the veneer when I started the restoration.I then opted to spay paint over my mistake. Found a can of slate blue that gave it a 60's vibe. Bought some new speaker cloth that accented the wood and had a hint of slate blue in the pattern.
Then back on the shelf she went. Ocationally fiddling with the nobs and and wishing it had an auxilery input for digital music. One time bypassed the speaker and hooked it up to a vintage Altec Lancing 605 cabnet. Wow, crazy good sound. But still no quality signal for clear reception.