Rare Motorola 50XC Radio 'Circle-Grill' - Marbleized Green + Yellow Catalin
Stunning Highly Marbled Green Catalin Motorola Radio
Rare highly marbleized Green Catalin Motorola Model 50-XC2 'Circle-Grille' with translucent yellow catalin trim 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 details are unique with its round c 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 catalin has a deep shine that makes its rich color glow and shows off exceptionally striking, yellow, clear and shades of green swirls.
This radio's beautiful catalin cabinet is in perfect original condition with no cracks chips, tube burns, or repairs. The radio retains its original yellow catalin trim in perfect condition also with no cracks, chip, burns or repairs. The grill cloth is original to the radio + has no tears or stains with only a small amount of wear consistent with age. Clear dial plastic is original as is the cardboard back. This Art Deco radio would make a great addition to any collection.
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.