This is one of the most deco of antique radios. The "Egyptian" nickname refers to the faboulous winged escutcheon. It is an eight tube set, originally 3 bands, with one of the first electrical automatic tuning mechanisms. The set receives AM and Shortwave, and does require an external antenna, which I provide. The third band is silent today, unused. The set was virtually disassembled and rebuilt, and works as new. All of my sets come with a 90 day electrical warranty.