RCA 9-SX 'Little Nipper' Red Plaskon + Beetle Plastic w/ Original Box
Seldom Seen Model in a Great Color Combo
Machine Age RCA Victor Radio known as the 'Little Nipper' 9-SX in bright red plaskon with a Beetle Plastic grill. Radio comes with he original box in wonderful condition. This 1939 model is an incredibly well designed streamlined tube radio.
This little radio is constructed of 3 separate plaskon Bakelite pieces, first is the red plaskon body, second is the beetle plastic wrap-around deco grill with the great RCA Victor logo engraved vertically on the rounded corner, and third + lastly is the top plaskon stepped trim piece. Even though these midget sized radios were popular in their time and offered in many color combinations, they have become hard to find in any combination due to its fragile plaskon case.
This radio is a great example with only small defects common to plaskon radios of the time. Cabinet has no cracks, burns or repair. Cabinet has a chip on the bottom and a small chip where the back would have attached, none of these small defects can be seen when radio is displayed. Beetle plastic grill has a tight hairline on the left curve above the RCA Victor logo. Radio has the original red knobs that are free of any damage. The fragile dial is original and in great condition, radio retains original matching rear red knob. Original box stamped 9SX-4(Red) has great graphics and is in great sturdy condition for its age.
The radio measures approximately: 5" high by 8" wide by 5" deep. This set is sold "as-is + untested", the chassis seems complete, cord is cut. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.