FADA 115 Catalin 'Bullet' Radio in Onyx Green + Yellow - Rare Pre-War
Rare FADA 115 Catalin Radio in Translucent Onyx
Seldom seen FADA Model 115 Pre-War 'Bullet' Catalin Streamliner in beautiful marbleized translucent Onyx Green and Yellow 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 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 vertically.
The glossy onyx catalin cabinet is highlighted by some orange, clear + yellow marbleizing and a beautiful transparency. The yellow trim adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a FADA Bullet Streamliner model. The cabinet on this onyx and yellow FADA 115 has no cracks, chips, tube burns or repairs. Radio cabinet has been polished back to its factory original onyx color from its oxidized caramel coloring.
The yellow catalin dial ring, gumdrop knobs and handle are original + correct to the radio and also in great condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, 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 only minimal wear. 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; cord is cut. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.