Motorola Catalin 50XC "Circle-Grille" Radio in Marbled Tortoise
Art Deco Streamline Catalin Motorola Circle-Grille Radio
This Beautiful marbleized tortoise Catalin Motorola Model 50XC-4 "Circle-Grill" with translucent tortoise Catalin trim is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. Manufactured in 1940 by Motorola Radio also known to collectors as the "Circle Grill". 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 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 Tortoise Catalin trim. The circular bezel has one small hairline at the 9 o'clock position that has been glued and can only be seen when looking closely - this in no way detracts from the beauty + rarity of the radio. The knobs and handle are in perfect condition. The grill cloth is original to the radio and has no tears or stains and has only a small amount of wear.
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.