Turquoise/Yellow Catalin Motorola Model 50XC "Circle-Grille" Radio
Stunning Highly Marbled Turquoise Catalin Motorola Radio
Rare highly marbleized Turquoise Catalin Motorola Model 50-XC-2 "Circle-Grille" with translucent yellow Catalin trim. Manufactured in 1940 by Motorola Radio also known to collectors as the "Circle Grille" is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. 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 shows off exceptionally striking, clear, white, with shades of blue marbleizing.
Radio has been cut/polished back to its original turquoise blue color by Decophobia from it's oxidized lettuce green. This radio's beautiful Catalin cabinet is in original condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns, or repairs. The radio retains its original yellow Catalin trim with no cracks, chips or repairs. The gold fabric grill cloth is a replacement. Cardboard back panel is original to the radio and in great condition.
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.