Sparton Model 506 Compact Tube Radio as found
Sparton Model 506 as found
Most of the original finish
was missing from this set
when I came across it. From
the few photos that I have
found showing this model in
original condition, however,
it is apparent that the lower
front strip plus the strip
surrounding the grille were
toned using darker lacquer
than the remainder of the
face. Likewise for the crown
and lower trim pieces. The
top and sides were formed
from a lower grade wood
than the front-piece and
appear to have originally
been toned to leave the
grain just visible.