This auction is for a very rare 1927 Splitdorf floor-standing radio. It is in EXCEPTIONAL condition for the age and could use a good oiling for preservation but is far from needing to be refinished. Functionality has not been tested, the only thing this seems to be missing is the speaker but I figured why plug it in, it won't do anything anyway. I have several such radios mostly dating in the '50s and aside from the missing speaker this is in much nicer shape even than those or than any other I have seen. I have never come across another Splitdorf this early but I do have a 1920s Crosley floor-standing radio which I believe to have the same type of hand-sewn speaker this would have had. I just never got around to preforming the surgery. If you purchase this radio I WILL include the second parts radio for the speaker or any replacement tubes you might need. This really is in very nice shape, almost new and almost 100 years old. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind it would function beautifully if someone just had the time to put it back together. Please ask any questions prior to purchase. Local pick-up in Hesperia, MI ONLY. I will not arrange for shipment or assist pick-up in any way or under any circumstance. Please do not inquire regarding shipment or delivery. Thanks for looking and happy shopping!