FADA 652 Catalin Radio Onyx + Yellow Insert Grill 'Temple' - Rare
Original Insert Grille 2-Tone FADA 652 Catalin Radio
Uncommon Insert Grill FADA 652 'Temple' Catalin radio in a beautiful Onyx/Pea-Green and Butterscotch Catalin - beautiful + all-original Art Deco radio. Radio model was part of the 1940-1942 FADA radio lineup.The onyx catalin cabinet is highlighted by beautiful yellow and orange marbleizing. The butterscotch grille, knobs and dial bezel adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a FADA Temple model.
This onyx/pea-green and yellow FADA 652 is in wonderful condition with no chips, repairs or tube burns. Cabinet does have one very small hairline coming off the bottom right corner of the insert grill opening, this is a common occurrence on the rarer insert grill models. The butterscotch catalin louvered insert grill, dial surround and fluted knobs are original to this radio and in perfect condition with no cracks, stress lines, chips, breaks, burns or repairs. Radio cabinet was cut/polished back to the original onyx a few years ago and has taken on a beautiful warm onyx patina. 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 very few small scratches consistent with light use.
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: 10.85" 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