Bendix 114 Art Deco Plastic Radio Swirled Brown + Tan
Beautiful Plastic Version of the Catalin Art Deco Bendix Radio
Great Bendix 114 in Swirled Brown Polystyrene Art Deco Bendix Tube Radio made circa 1946. The model 114 shares the same design as the Catalin 526C version made by Bendix and it is an unusual design made of four pieces of Polystyrene. This radio is extremely stylish with the marbleized brown cabinet and contrasting tan front. This swirled brown with white and tan is a color seldom found in plastic radios.
This radio has both a unique design and construction. The swirled brown top and sides are molded into one U-shaped piece that fits down over the tan piece which forms the front and base of the radio highlighted with its five streamline horizontal grooves that stretch across the front of the radio. The two rounded corner pieces that bolt onto either side of the dial are a unique feature unlike anything found on any other radio.
Radio is in beautiful original condition and retains a beautiful natural gloss that shows off the marbleized color. The fragile Polystyrene sections and trim are in very perfect original condition with no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. The cabinet has small little surface scratches consistent with age and light careful use. Radio retains its original manufacturer's sticker on the original masonite back panel. The original brown marbleized knobs are perfect. The original gold and red dial plastic is also in perfect condition.
Radio measures approximately 11" Wide x 7" High x 6" 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.