You may have a collectible radio which has been restored to working condition, unless you decided to choose one for rest.
After turning your set on, be patient! These early sets take time for the tubes to warm and to generate sound which you will hear from the speaker. After warm up, slowly tune the radio with the appropriate knob to a favorite station, perhaps the station which still plays some of the “oldies”. Usually, a collectible radio is enjoyed mostly for display, but it is fun to play sometimes to hear the “old sound” or to show off to a friend or visitor. Since many sets are open in the back, try to keep the set in an atmosphere with minimum dust and moisture exposure.
If your set fails to work, the problem may be a tube which has lost contact in its socket or at the grip cap. The remedy may be simple. Turn off the set, then carefully reset all tubes in their sockets and confirm those tubes with grip caps are connected. The try your radio again.
The exterior of your radio will likely be wood, plastic (bakelite) or metal. For cleaning, all exteriors should be wiped with soft cloths. Wood surfaces may be polished with lemon oil or a quality furniture wax. Remember, that most wood radios were made of fine veneers, and therefore, are vulnerable to water and liquids such as from plants and beverage containers. Plastic and metal will need dusting only with a soft cloth, however, there are commercial products that may be used to perk up the gloss on a finish.
Enjoy your new collectible, and if you have a question or need service, just contact me by email. I would be glad to help you any way I can.