Catalin FADA "Radio-Lite" Bullet Model 1000 Seldom Seen Display Piece
Made in 1979 by Twilight Studios, Inc. Using Original Catalin FADA Parts
Seldom seen original Catalin FADA 1000 "Radio-Lite" lamp made in 1979 by Twilight Studios, Inc. using original Catalin FADA cabinets + trim. In the late 1970's a warehouse was discovered containing several FADA Radio cabinets and parts - no chassis'. Some of the radios were sold to radio dealers, but the majority of the the parts were sold to Twilight Studios, Inc. They then fitted them with a lamp assembly + sold to a few Bloomingdale's where they were marketed as the "Radio-Lite" made from original radios. Please see the photo of the original tag that came with radio lamp + magazine clipping explaining the history of these lamps. This all original "Radio-Lite" glows beautifully when lit, a striking display piece, that would enhance any Art Deco or radio collection.
The radio cabinets found consisted of FADA 1000 Bullets or 652 Temples and were for the most part yellow cabinets with red or yellow trim - some with insert grilles. To convert these radios to A "Radio-Lite" the grill + dial openings were covered with red Plexiglas to add to the beautiful glow of the cabinet, the original Fada knobs were glued in place + retractable handle attached. Existing bottom screw holes were utilized to attach lamp assembly
Complete examples are seldom seen as most of these lamps have been converted back to radios - this one has survived in its original state. The cabinet + trim are original FADA and are free of cracks or repairs and not modified. Radio retains a beautiful factory gloss. Radio comes with original paper tag + accompanying newspaper clipping from 1979.
Radio measures approximately: 10.25" Wide by 5.5" Deep by 6.5" High and is working as a lamp.