Detrola 'Super Pee-Wee' Radio Black Plaskon + Ivory
Rare Streamline 1930's American Radio model
Jet Black Plaskon with Ivory plaskon Art Deco Detrola 'Super Pee-Wee' radio model 284. This Machine Age Bakelite Detrola 'Super Pee-Wee' 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 jet black Plaskon Bakelite with ivory plaskon 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.
Radio is in great original condition and has a beautiful luster to the cabinet and trim. Cabinet and trim are free of any cracks, chips, hairlines or repairs. Red dial knob has the usual slight warp and crazing. Radio retains its original 'Detroscope' back and antenna in great condition
The radio measures approximately: 5" high by 8" wide 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.