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Detrola "Super Pee-Wee" Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill

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  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill
  • Detrola ”Super Pee-Wee” Radio Red Plaskon w/ Beetle Plastic Grill

Rare Streamline 1930's American Radio Model 284

Ref: RA125

This Machine Age Bakelite Detrola "Super Pee-Wee" model 284 midget tube radio is one in a series of popular designs that Detrola produced.  Even though the line of midget radios produced by Detrola was popular in its time and was offered in many color combinations, it has become hard to find in any combination due to its fragile cases. This example is made of bright red Plaskon Bakelite with beetle plastic grill and red tenite knobs.

George W. Walker designed this cabinet for Detrola in 1938. Walker also designed automobiles for the Ford Motor Co., and numerous other products for companies including Admiral Radios, and Willys Trucks.

Here is your chance to add a midget size Art Deco "Super Pee-Wee" to your collection.  This cabinet’s design is a beautiful example of Machine Age styling.  It has great rounded edges and applied Bakelite "wrap around" grill that travels around the radio.

This rare Plaskon + Beetle Plastic Art Deco Detrola "Super Pee-Wee" radio model# 284 was designed in 1938 by George W. Walker for the Detrola Company of Detroit Michigan.

Cabinet has a few very small hairlines on the bottom that are common to Plaskon radios of the time, and one small chip on the top right hand corner of the cabinet. Beetle plastic wrap-around grill has a small chip that can only be seen when looking at radio upside down.

The radio measures approximately: 8" wide by 5" high by 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.

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