FADA 1000 Radio Catalin "Bullet" in Alabaster + Onyx Open-Face
Seldom Seen FADA 1000 Open Face Catalin Radio in Alabaster with Onyx
FADA 1000 Radio Catalin "Open Face Bullet" Bullet in Alabaster with Onyx/Pea-Green marbleized trim. The "open face" Bullet model is seldom seen + is rare, as production was low. This radio styling epitomizes 1940's Streamline design with its sleek rounded lines that suggest speed and practicality, hallmarks of streamlined industrial design from those years. FADA produced many radios and televisions over the years, but its catalin radios, particularly the "Bullet" is the best-known model.
The beautiful alabaster catalin cabinet has faint white + clear marbleizing and a beautiful transparency. The onyx/pea-green trim adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a FADA Bullet Streamliner model. This alabaster + onyx FADA 1000 is in great condition with no repairs. Cabinet has one small interior hairline at a screw-hole which can not be see from the outside and does not detract from the beauty of this radio. The onyx/pea-green catalin dial ring, fluted knobs and handle are original and also in great condition with no cracks, chips, or repairs. The beautiful Art Deco "Gemloid" dial face is has no paint wear and only a slight warp. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel in great condition. The gold patterned grill cloth is a period correct replacement. Clear dial plastic cover is a replacement.
Radio measures approximately: 10.25" Wide by 5.5" Deep by 6.5" High. 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.