General Television 591 Radio Catalin in Turquoise - Rare
Highly Marbliezed Catalin General Television Radio
Rare Turquoise Catalin General Television radio 591, with beautiful contrasting ivory handle, grill, knobs, and dial trim. Made by General Television Radio Corp of Chicago, Illinois, model 591 is the only Catalin model made by the company. The cabinet on the Catalin GTV has great turquoise, white + clear swirls that add depth to the radio. The gold face features a stunning textured deco sunburst pattern, with a red Saturn shaped station indicator, beneath which "General Television" appears. This is the rarest of the 3-catalin colors made of this great Art Deco radio and is seldom seen.
This original radio has beautiful gloss and is just a superb example of this General Television radio. Radio has been hand cut/polished back to the original turquoise factory color - this is as intense as they get color wise when original. Cabinet is in perfect condition with no cracks, chips or repairs; however it does have mild discoloration/fading of the color on the top which is a common occurrence on this rare radio. Pastel colored radios had the tendency to get more harmed by UV rays then other colors. The ivory polystyrene trim is complete and original to the radio and has no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. Radio has been hand cut/polished back to the original turquoise factory color. Cabinet is in perfect condition with no cracks, chips, repairs. The ivory polystyrene trim is complete and original to the radio and has no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. The gold dial is original and in great condition. The dial plastic is also original and in great condition.
Radio measures approximately: 8.75" Wide, 5.5" Deep, and 7" Tall to the top of the handle. This set is sold "as-is + untested", the chassis seems complete, original cord is cracked and should be replaced. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.