Rare Yellow + Red Catalin Addison 2C Art Deco Radio
Great Color & 1940's Waterfall Design
Stunning Butterscotch with Bright Red Catalin Addison tube radio made circa 1940 by Addison Industries Limited in Canada. The unique styling and bold use of color would make this radio a truly beautiful addition to any collection. This stylized Art Deco radio features the famous "waterfall" speaker grill trim and surround "bumpers" with speed-lines that really make for a streamlined radio design. It is one of the most striking color combinations for a Catalin radio. The cabinet is a beautiful butterscotch yellow with faint marbleizing that really adds depth to the cabinet.
The rich deep color is brought out even more with its contrasting bright red trim. The radio is in original, untouched condition, and is just a stunning example of this Catalin Addison model. The glossy Catalin cabinet has a beautiful warm butterscotch patina and is in excellent condition with no repairs and has a beautiful gloss to. The beautiful lightly marbleized butterscotch cabinet only has an interior hairline crack visible by transparency on the bottom of the case radiating from the chassis mounting screw hole, see photo. This is not noticeable when the radio is displayed as it is on the bottom of the cabinet and in no way detracts from the radio's rarity. The Bright Red Catalin trim is complete and factory original to the radio. It has no chips, burns or repairs. There is one very small stress line on the top rear edge of the waterfall grill piece and a tiny hairline/black mold mark on the bottom edge of the front of the grill piece, see close-up photos. The original matching butterscotch Catalin marbleized knobs are perfect. The dial plastic is original and in great condition with very little yellowing and is clear. Radio retains the original manufactures label affixed to the bottom of the cabinet, see photos.
Radio measures approximately 10.25" wide x 6" high x 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.