FADA "All-American" Catalin Bullet Radio - Red, White + Blue - RARE
Seldom Seen All Original "All-American" Series FADA Bullet
Extremely Rare + Beautiful all original Art Deco FADA "All-American" Bullet Streamliner Series 200/189 with a butterscotch cabinet, marbleized blue dial bezel(oxidized to green) + bright red marbleized Catalin handle and knobs. This model was most likely produced by FADA Radio to compete with the Emerson Patriot, another Catalin radio issued in the red-white-blue color combo.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS RADIO HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED IN ANY WAY AND THAT IS WHY IT IS A DARK BUTTERSCOTCH - I HAVE HAD IT IN STORAGE - RADIO WILL ONLY BE CLEANED IF PURCHASED**
This radio styling epitomizes 1940’s Streamline 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 Catalin cabinet has taken on a dark and even butterscotch patina and is all original and untouched. The original blue marbleized dial bezel and bright red trim adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a FADA Bullet model. The Catalin cabinet is perfect and has beautiful faint marbleizing that really adds depth to the cabinet. The cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, repairs. Left side shows a faint tube burn. This radio is as clean as one can be found and would truly make a great addition to any radio or Deco collection.
The original lapis lazuli blue(aged to green) Catalin dial ring is original and correct to the radio and also in great condition with no cracks, stress lines, chips, breaks, burns or repairs. The red 200 Series sharp edged gumdrop knobs and handle are original to the radio. The early style grill is original and in great condition. The 200 Series gold gemloid dial face with different numbering + triangular station markers is different from the standard Model 1000 is in great bright condition. Radio retains the original and correct stickers on the bottom of the cabinet, + cardboard back panel in good condition. This beautiful FADA has been well taken care of and has very few small scratches consistent with light use.
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.