Emerson 744B Mid-Century Radio Beige with Maroon Bakelite
Great 1950s Design Radio
Emerson 744B radio in beige with maroon is one of the most unusual and sought after radios of the 1950s, and was available in numerous color combinations. The colored cabinets are made of Plaskon / Bakelite with contrasting styrene plastic grill and knobs. The radical design with its raised dome shaped top and large front half round dial reminds me of the dashboard out of a vintage 1950's automobile. The 'feet' on the bottom of the face of the radio are very fragile and are often found cracked or altogether broken off....this one has intact feet.
The cabinet is free of any cracks, chips, tube burns or repairs. The maroon front and knobs are also damage free and original, the 'feet' are intact. Radio retains the manufacturers sticker affixed to the bottom and the original dial pointer with some light paint touch-up. Radio has some light scratches consistent with age and careful use. This great radio would make a great addition to any radio or Mid-Century collection.
Radio measures approximately: 11" wide by 9.25" high by 6.75" 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 prior to use.