Motorola Catalin Radio 51x15 'S-Grill' Red + Black Art Deco Beauty
Great All-Original Motorola 'S-Grill' Catalin Radio
Catalin Motorola radio 51X15 red + black 'S-Grill'. Manufactured starting in 1939 by Motorola Radio also known to collectors as the 'S-Grill'. This is a beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. But it is the color combination of red + black that set this radio apart from all others as no other radio was produced in this color scheme. This radio is in great original condition.
This Art Deco Motorola design is considered one of the most appealing sets of its time. The details are unique with its from very thin and sleek etched front panel with the wonderful S curve speaker cutout to its cylindrical handle + knobs and its very Deco dial face in foil. Unique S-curve speaker cutout. The jet-black glossy catalin cabinet features streamlined speed-lines that stretch around the case bringing all the elements together. The golden foil dial face is also decorated with deco numerals and a red plastic dial pointer with the letter "M" cast in to it.
The black cabinet + knobs are in beautiful original condition with no cracks chips, tube burns, or repairs. The original red catalin front and handle all in perfect condition with no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. The gold grill cloth is original to the radio and has only a small amount of wear. Has a serial number lightly etched unto the base of black cabinet that can barely be seen. The cardboard back panel is original to the radio as are the felt washers behind the knobs.
This radio measures approximately: 9.75" wide by 6" high by 5.75" 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.