Of course you really had to see it before to appreciate how it looks now.I did refinish the cabinet and repalce all the wax/paper capacitors and electrolytics as well as tested the tubes and replaced as needed. A screw in the top of one of the tuning gang capacitors was stripped and I was not able to repair it, so it doesn't pick up well without the long wire antenna.The cabinet was in very good original condition but had been stripped down to the bare walnut wood.I cabinet was cleaned and toned lightly with Mohawk Extra Dark Walnut toner and finished off with several coats of Mohawk Clear Lacquer 50/55 sheen with light smoothing between coats.This is printed paper that is placed over the wood and lacquered.This is something that is virtually impossible to recreate so I didn't mess with the cabinet. I updated the electronics by replacing the wax/paper capacitors with current mylar capacitors and the old electrolytics with current versions.Below you will find all of the previous restorations I have completed.I wasn't initially intending to create a web site and therefore I didn't chronicle the progress on the first few like have started doing on all current and future restorations.
The grille cloth, dial scale, dial glass, dial bezel and knobs are all original. The 19 Crosley models featured a very popular "Gold Mirror Dial" that is really cool.This is a compact 5 tube radio and features the AM Broadcast band and an On-Off/Volume switch.It waterfall sides and 3 different tones of veneers.It retains its original dial scale and wooden knobs.
The dial lense was extremely yellowed, so it was replaced with an exact reproduction.
All the tubes were tested and replaced if defective or even weak.