Pre-War FADA 115 "Bullet" Catalin Radio - Plum + Yellow - Rare
Perfect Plum Pre-War Fada 115 with Incredble Marbleized Trim
Rare Pre-War FADA "Bullet" Catalin Streamliner Model 115 in plum(maroon) with heavily marbleized yellow trim. This radio's styling epitomizes 1940’s Streamline Art Deco design. Its sleek, rounded lines suggest speed and practicality, hallmarks of streamlined industrial design from those years. The original bright yellow marbleized trim adds contrast and style to this stunning example of a seldom-found Pre-War FADA 115 Bullet model.
The model 115 differs from its postwar counterpart, in that it has the smooth "gumdrop" knobs, a split dial face with what looks like a large Roman numeral through the center of it and a copper foil grill cloth that is installed vertically.
The glossy plum catalin cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, repairs or tube burns. Radio has small scratches consistent with age + use of set. This radio is as clean as one can be found and would truly make a great addition to any radio or Deco collection.
The yellow catalin dial ring, gumdrop knobs and handle are original and correct to the radio and also in great condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, burns or repairs. The correct copper foil grill cloth is in great original condition. The fragile paper + gold foil dial face is in great condition with some small areas of wear, nothing that deters from the beauty and rarity of this Fada Bullet. Radio retains the original cardboard back panel with FA-DA- SCOPE label and bottom manufacturers stickers all in great condition. The dial plastic cover is a original and has little yellowing.
Radio measures approximately: 10.25" wide by 6.25" 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.