This old radio was in my fathers workshop. He used to repair radios and televisions, along with other electrical goods. He had a few of these. My guess is that people used to give him their old stuff when they got in the new. My dad passed away about 12 years ago and my mum moved house 5 or 6 years later. That's when I acquired this beautiful specimen and even though it didn't work anymore, I kept it and moved house and country with it.
It has been in the shed since moving here 2.5 years ago. But I finally got Bert to bring it to the house and asked him if we could make it into a light feature.
He obviously had to think about it some. Then this weekend he installed LED lights on either side of the display. The speaker came out and - for now - we just put a small glass table lamp in there.
I like it already. It needs some beeswax and the display needs a good clean.
The display is quite something else. I wonder if one could really receive Radio Cairo or Radio Bucuresti ?
It gives me joy and reminds me of my father, sitting in his workshop, tinkering away at a TV. I can almost smell the solder he used to melt.