Found an old mid to late 40's tube am radio & phonograph console at a local flea market this past spring. It was in sad shape. Decades of dust and furniture polish dulled the wood finish. The amp receiver chassis was filthy. The tubes/valves were covered in dust and old tape, the individual tube numbers written on them. One of the 4 wooden knobs had split in half.
After replacing most of the old paper in oil "oozing wax" capacitors and bad resistors and verifying everything else was wired right, I followed with some sanding, staining, Danish oil, steel wool for the chassis, scraped off the tape, replaced the cracked power cord with a new one, added a dual RCA jack for a proper antennae connection, installed new grill cloth, repaired the broken knob and refinished the lot, polished the brass knocker door handle, cleaned and serviced the phonograph, and added new rubber feet pads.