Rare Pre-War FADA 115 "Bullet" Catalin Radio - White + Red
Perfect Pre-War Fada 115 an American Art Deco Icon
Beautiful Pre-War FADA "Bullet" Catalin Streamliner Model 115 in marbleized alabaster(white) with bright red marbleized trim. This radio's styling epitomizes 1940’s Streamline Art Deco design. Its sleek, rounded lines suggest speed and practicality, hallmarks of streamlined industrial design from those years. The original bright marbleized red trim adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a seldom found Pre-War FADA 115 Bullet model.
The model 115 differs from its postwar counterpart, in that it has the smooth "gumdrop" knobs, a split dial face with what looks like a large Roman numeral through the center of it and a copper foil grill cloth that is installed vertically.
The glossy alabaster catalin cabinet is highlighted by beautiful clear + whiter marbleizing that really adds depth to the cabinet. The cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, repairs or tube burns. This radio is as clean as one can be found and would truly make a great addition to any radio or Deco collection.
The Bright Red Catalin dial ring, gumdrop knobs and handle are original and correct to the radio and also in great condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, burns or repairs. The correct copper foil grill cloth is in great original condition. The fragile paper + gold foil dial face is in great condition with some small areas of wear, nothing that deters from the beauty and rarity of this Fada Bullet. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel with FA-DA- SCOPE label and bottom manufacturers stickers all in great condition. The dial plastic cover is a replacement.
Radio measures approximately: 10.25" wide by 6.25" 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.