Art Deco Motorola 50XC Tortoise "Circle-Grill" Catalin Radio
American Streamline Catalin Motorola Radio Model
This stunning marbleized tortoise shell Catalin case with translucent dark amber trim Catalin Motorola Model 50XC-4 is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. Manufactured in 1940 by Motorola Radio also known to collectors as the "Circle Grill". This Motorola design is considered one of the most appealing sets of its time beautifully designed in the Art Deco Style.
The details are unique with its round Catalin speaker bezel, scalloped handle, and hexagonal knobs. The cabinet features streamlined ridges that stretch around the case bringing all the elements together. The golden dial face is also decorated with deco numerals and sunburst designs that emanate from a red plastic dial pointer with the letter "M" cast in to it. The Catalin has a deep shine that makes its rich color glow and show off exceptionally striking, deep and colorful, yellow + orange marbleizing.
This radio's beautiful Catalin cabinet is in original condition with no cracks chips, tube burns, or repairs. The radio retains its original Translucent Amber Catalin trim. The knobs + handle are in perfect condition. The grill cloth is original to the radio and has no tears or stains and has only a small amount of wear. Dial face is in great condition and the dial plastic cover is reproduction.
This radio measures approximately: 9.5" wide by 5.75" high by 5.5" 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.