Motorola 50XC Radio Marbleized Tortoise Catalin "Circle-Grill"
Art Deco Streamline Catalin Motorola Circle-Grill Radio
Motorola Catalin Radio 50XC-4 "Circle-Grill" in a beautiful marbleized tortoise brown with translucent tortoise catalin trim. The Motorola "Circle-Grille" model is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio manufactured in 1940 by Motorola Radio. This Motorola design is considered one of the most appealing sets of its time beautifully designed in the Art Deco Style. 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. The tortoise catalin has a deep shine that makes its rich color glow and shows off exceptionally striking, deep and colorful, yellow + orange marbleizing.
This radio's beautiful catalin cabinet is in original condition with no cracks chips, tube burns, or repairs. The radio retains its original Translucent Amber catalin trim in perfect condition. The grill cloth is original to the tortoise color radio and has no tears + exhibits a small amount of wear consistent with age. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel, dial face and correct 50XC-4 stamped chassis. The dial plastic is a correct replacement.
This radio measures approximately: 9.5" wide by 5.75" high by 5.5" deep. This set is playing, the chassis has been gone over and plays well.