General Television Radio in Green Marbled Bakelite - Rare + Stunning
Art Deco Design with Contrasting Ivory Trim
Beautiful Art Deco General Television made of green marbleized Bakelite, with beautifully contrasting ivory handle, grill, knobs, and dial face frame. Made in mid 1940's by General Television Radio Corp of Chicago, Illinois, model 5A5. The gold face features a stunning textured deco pattern, with a red Saturn shaped plastic station indicator, beneath which "General Television" appears.
The radio is in original, untouched condition, with a beautiful and natural gloss and is just a superb example of this General Television radio. The beautiful Bakelite cabinet is in incredible original condition. Cabinet has no cracks, chips, or repairs. Cabinet has a small amount of heat crazing a common occurrence for this color and model. Radio has been well taken care of and only shows some fine scratches consistent with light careful use.
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: 8.85 wide by 7.5" high to the top of the handle 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.