Kadette Model H "Gothic" 1931 Art Deco Radio Marbleized Beetle Plastic
Early Rare Bakelite Kadette H Radio in Great Original Condition
Rare 1931 Kadette Art Deco, Beetle Plaskon, tube radio model H also known by collectors as the "Gothic" model. This radio was made by the International Radio Corp. in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is one of the first mass produced plastic Bakelite radios. The radio is in original, untouched condition, and is just a stunning example of this Kadette model. Its heavy green and orange marbleizing highlights this set. This extremely rare beauty is in excellent condition and has no tube burns or repairs and all trim pieces are original. The cabinet of this radio as you can see in the pictures is in absolutely spectacular condition with only one minor .75" hairline on the bottom of the radio at the left rear corner, which is very difficult to see (look at photo). Also present are two small chips by the on/off toggle switch caused by toggling the switch.
The radio still retains the original matching molded beetle back, which has the common little minor stress hairline cracks and chips. These slight issues in no way detract form the beauty and rarity of this radio, as they cannot be seen from the front of the radio and are also very hard to see even when looking. Radio has the original matching Beetle Plastic flower knobs and metal dial scales all in great condition. The original fabric grill cloth on the radio is also in excellent condition with no holes or tears. This is an exceptional and rare tube radio that looks like it has been well cared for showing small light scratches consistent with light use.
Measures approximately: 8.75" Wide by 6" High by 4" Deep. This set is sold "as-is + untested", the chassis seems complete. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.