It was cheap (IMO), big, and pretty cool-looking, so I bought it. It's a Loewe Opta Plastik Model 741 W... don't know why it would use the word "Plastik" on an all-wood cabinet radio. Perhaps 'Plastik' has a meaning I'm not aware of in Germany? Does it work?....not really, though the dial face lights up and it quietly 'hums' when it turns on. The seller's price tag on the front of the radio says it's from the 1940's, but a quicky web search (like two minutes worth) showed that this model was made in 1955/1956. It has some nice original 'paperwork' with it, but it's all in German, so it's content will probably stay a mystery. Doesn't matter, it looks cool, and we all know that sort of thing is often a deciding factor when I'm considering a new piece of interesting junk.