Using an external wire antenna (12 ft provided). S with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost attention to detail. The cabinet was stripped of the old varnish and lacquer, keeping the original stain. It was then nourished, rejuvenated and balanced.The top and bottom trims were redone with black lacquer to match the original finish. The entire cabinet was then given eight coats of clear lacquer with excellent results and the photos speak for themselves. There was a piece of the Zebra wood missing that was repaired and blends very well with the original inlay. There was some bubbling to the top veneer as can be seen in the photos and has been stabilized. The dial face is in very good condition with crisp and clear graphics that are nicely lighted. The dial cover is a new replacement. The grill cloth was replaced with a period correct one.
A new General Electric decal was applied. He original knobs were polished.
The power cord was replaced. Felt pads were added to the bottom to protect your furniture. Electronically, the chassis was restored, cleaned and serviced, with all paper/wax and electrolytic capacitors replaced with new ones. Tubes and resistors were tested and replaced as needed. All controls and contacts were detail cleaned and lubricated.
Wiring and other components were replaced as needed. The radio was aligned, peaked and tuned for optimal reception and quality of sound using the external wire antenna. This charming and petite radio is a rare treat that should be displayed in a prominent location.
Just imagine all of the news of the world, music and stories this wonderful radio has broadcast. It would be a wonderful as a gift or as an addition to the collection. Ewly restored inside and out, it will continue to provide many more years of reliable enjoyment if well cared for. Note: Tube radios consist of a variety of vacuum tubes, capacitors, resistors and other electronic components.
This radio has been disassembled, cleaned, and components tested. All non-functioning or suspect components were replaced. Vacuum tubes are similar to light bulbs in that an interior filament heats up inside the vacuum tube.When the filament burns out, the tube will need to be replaced. The tubes in this radio are in good. The longevity of the tube and its filaments is related to the length of time the radio is operated and the frequency of turning the radio power on and off. The item "Vintage GE Wooden AM Tube Radio GD-41A (1938) RARE AND COMPLETELY RESTORED" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "holman9099" and is located in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.