This is a late 1930's 7 tube antique tube radio and it is absolutely gorgeous. This radio is obviously a rare model due to the fact that I can not find anything about. I have many resources that I use when ever the radio has no identification for the brand or model.The chassis have the "256" stamped on the back and the radio reminds me of an Air Castle/Silvertone line. This gorgeous radio is 16.5" long x 9" tall x 7.25 deep. The cabinet is in beautiful condition which I just refinished.
The radio displays its nice dark colors and has plenty of beautiful wood grains throughout. The big framed in 6 dial face is in excellent condition and the sliding station indicator pointer works as it should. The dial Bezel has been polished and resealed. The 4 knobs are made of wood and look great/function as required.The rear is a "Tone" knob and the front from left to right is the On/Off Vol, Band Selector, and the Tuning knob. Just below the dial is the metal name plate "General". There are rounded corners and a big wrap around speaker grill. There is a new dial cover, new speaker grill cloth, new dial lamps (2), new AC Power cord, and new Filter/Audio capacitors installed.
The 7 tubes have been tested and the remaining components were checked & replaced if needed. This is a wonderful example of the American Radio Industry waiting for you to display in your favorite place in the home or office. The radio plays and receives stations very well.
The speaker is in excellent condition and has very good volume, tone, and clarity. There is an Antenna Pigtail on the back of the radio that will require some extra wire be attached for proper reception and overall performance. Performance will vary depending on your signal strength and location. This was not a cheap radio back in its day. Not many of these around.Thank you very much for stopping in! Please look at my other nice radio's listed.
The item "Vintage old wood antique tube radio the General Beautiful piece here" is in sale since Sunday, January 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "davidh5533" and is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.