needless to say, this outstanding work of art didn't resemble its current state when we stumbled upon it. Although I've witnessed many miraculous renovations since Russ began restoring old radios, his ability still continues to amaze me. Just about the time I've decided which vintage piece I like the best, he'll bring another old beauty back to life, making her even more beautiful. If perfection is restoring an antique to its original condition, I believe he has surpassed perfection. Russ' eye for detail and nuance--along with the hours of time he invests... Oh heck, why go on? His work speaks for itself- appropriate for a radio.
(Sorry, but I loved that.)
This Sparton is an example of the beauty of old radios-- outstanding design, quality materials, and masterful workmanship. These factors blended together- created magnificence works of art.
A short time later the dispute was resolved. Sparks Withington began using the more conventional line of tubes patented by RCA. The original Sparton tubes manufactured at this time are becoming scarce.