Red Art Deco Kadette "Jewel" 44 Plaskon Tube Radio
Rare and Wonderful Small Deco Tabletop Radio
Incredible Chinese Red Plaskon Kadette "Jewel" Model 44 with a marbled Tenite Art Deco grill insert. The International Radio Corp. in Ann Arbor, Michigan manufactured this tube radio in 1935. This set is considered a midget sized table radio model. The stepped design with molded ridges and the Art Deco geometric designed Tenite grill insert make this radio a standout. This combination of plastics and cabinet style make it very popular and sought after by collectors.
This radio is in original, untouched condition, with a beautiful and natural gloss. It is just a superb example of this Deco radio, see photos. The Bakelite case and trim have no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. Truly an exceptional tube radio that looks like it has been well cared for showing small light scratches consistent with light use.
The coral toned Tenite grill with the Art Deco Geometric Egyptian eye design is in perfect original condition. Radio retains the original metal dial, and volume escutcheons. The textured fabric grill cloth on the radio is a period correct replacement in excellent condition with no holes or tears. Both knobs are reproductions.
Radio measures: 7.5" wide by 5.5" high by 3.75" 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.