This radio was
manufactured in the mid 1950's and was given to a lady in California as a gift.
This information came from old papers found inside the radio, which included a
name and address. The instructions and warranty were also found inside.
Aside from being very dirty the radio was in pretty good condition. It was covered inside and out with what I think was hairspray. There was wear around the drawer pulls that was probably caused by a lady's long fingernails but nothing that required a full stripping. Formsby's refinisher and a coat of tung oil was all that was needed to bring out the butterfly in this radio. Of course, it did not work at all and required a complete recap as well as a couple of tubes. But it came to life and sounds good considering it is just the usual AA5 from the fifties. A schematic found in the back of a RCA tube manual matched almost exactly!
This is my wife's favorite. Can’t sell or give away this one.