Gerry , what a nice radio ! I am happy to hear you got it working and even more important, it looks amazing.
don’t "fret" over the tubes, and if you need others let me know. The dial is something else, I guess you could call this an early crosley "dashboard" 🙂
I found it curious that you used lemon oil with the refinishing, I guess it is a cleaner? I really like Mohawk’s wool soap with fine steel wool for a final rub down ,I like the way it knocks off some of the really high gloss. It sounds like you are learning a lot about refinishing up at SPARC. I am jealous:) Sometimes It’s more about "making" the time to do this stuff than "having" the time I guess.
How would you rate the performance as compared to say, a comparable GE of the time? Rogers had some unique ideas around that time.