Motorola 50XC Catalin "Circle Grill" Radio in Butterscotch
Art Deco Streamline Catalin Motorola Circle-Grill Radio
The Butterscotch Catalin Motorola Model 50-XC-3 "Circle-Grill" is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. Manufactured in 1940 by Motorola Radio also known to collectors as the "Circle Grille". This Motorola design is considered one of the most appealing sets of its time beautifully designed in the Art Deco Style. The Catalin has a deep shine that makes its butterscotch color glow + show off exceptionally striking, yellow and brown marbleizing that makes it stand out from other Catalin radios.
The details are unique with its round Catalin speaker bezel, scalloped handle, and hexagonal knobs. The cabinet features streamlined ridges that stretch around the case bringing all the elements together. The golden dial face is also decorated with deco numerals and sunburst designs that emanate from a red plastic dial pointer with the letter "M" cast in to it.
This radio's beautiful Catalin cabinet is in original condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns, or repairs. The radio retains its original matching Catalin trim with no cracks, chips or repairs. The fabric grill cloth is original to the radio and shows some wear consistent with age. Dial plastic cover is a correct replacement.
This radio measures approximately: 9.5" wide by 5.75" 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.