These are some old General electric radio alarm clocks i found in a local flea market. first i wanted to use some parts of it ,but when i opened the case, i saw this radio "string system" for tuning ... it is just pretty! so i dumped all the clock circuits and within some slight changes to the radio circuit it was ready to work as a stand alone radio. i've built a mahogany case for the radio and fixed a speaker inside. i created the red antenna for the final looks of it... here are some pics from the process:
bending the antenna before painting it.
you can see the dial through this slot. i fixed some light inside as well.