FADA 652 Catalin Radio Blue + Yellow Insert Grill 'Temple' - Rare
Beautiful Original Insert Grille 2-Tone FADA 652 Catalin Radio
Rare Insert Grill FADA 652 'Temple' Catalin radio in a beautiful stunning blue + butterscotch with incredible marbleizing. The insert grill models rarely show up and are even harder to find in blue...the best color. The green patina this radio has taken on is beautiful - radio has only been lightly polished to a high gloss. The green(blue) colored cabinet has veins of yellow with tones of blue running through it that makes this an incredible example. The yellow grille, knobs and dial bezel adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a FADA Temple model. The model 652 was part of the 1940-1942 radio lineup.
This rare blue and yellow FADA 652 is in wonderful condition with no chips, repairs or tube burns. Cabinet does have three very small tight hairlines coming off the corners of the insert grill opening, this is a common occurrence on the rarer insert grill models (difficult to photograph and see in person and when displayed). The original yellow catalin louvered insert grill has one small hairline that is only visible when radio is tilted back; see last photo. Yellow dial surround and gum-drop knobs are original and in perfect condition with no cracks, chips or repairs. Reverse painted dial glass is an exact replacement for the original one, which often is damaged on this model. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel. This beautiful FADA has been well taken care of and has some scratches consistent with light use.This is truly an incredibly rare original radio that would make a great addition to any 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.