FADA 115 'Bullet' Catalin Radio in Blue + Yellow - Rare Pre-War
Beautiful Marbleizing on this Blue Fada 115 Bullet
Blue with Butterscotch FADA 115 Series 'Bullet' Catalin radio with incredible marbling. Stunning incredibly marbleized lapis-lazuli blue with butterscotch trim. The bright blue cabinet has veins of white with tones of blue and clear running through it that makes this an incredible example. 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 marbleized yellow 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 with the patter running vertically.
The cabinet is in excellent condition with no chips, breaks, tube burns or repairs. The yellow catalin dial ring, gumdrop knobs and handle are original and in great condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, burns or repairs. Radio has been polished back to its factory original blue color from its oxidized green coloring. The correct model 115 copper foil grill cloth is in great original condition. The fragile paper + gold foil dial face is in great condition with only small signs of age. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel with FA-DA-SCOPE label. The dial plastic cover is a replacement. This radio is as clean as one can be found and would truly make a great addition to any radio or Deco collection.
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.