FADA 115 'Bullet' Catalin Radio in Blue + Yellow - Rare Pre-War
Striking Marbleizing on this Blue Fada 115 Bullet
Beautiful Blue with Butterscotch FADA 115 Series 'Bullet' Catalin radio with incredible marbling and patina. This beautiful Pre-War model has a wonderful bluish-green patina - radio has only been lightly polished. The green(blue) colored cabinet has veins of yellow with tones of blue 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. FADA produced many radios and televisions over the years, but its Catalin radios, particularly the 'Bullet' are the best-known models. 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.
This rare Catalin radio has no cracks, chips, nicks, repairs, or tube burns. The original + perfect yellow catalin dial ring, gumdrop knobs and handle are original and correct to the radio and 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 only small signs of age as seen in photos. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel and bottom manufacturers sticker. The dial plastic cover is a replacement. Radio has been well taken care of and only shows some fine scratches consistent with age + careful use.
This highly marbleized blue and yellow Fada 'Bullet' is as clean as one can be found and would truly make a great addition to any radio or Deco collection.
Radio measures approximately: 10.85" wide by 6.75" high by 5.75" 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.