Watermelon Red Catalin Motorola 50XC 'Circle-Grill' Radio - Great
Bright Red Streamline Catalin Motorola Radio Model 50XC
Catalin Motorola Model 50XC 'Circle-Grill' radio in highly marbleized bright watermelon red with translucent yellow 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 great gloss that makes its rich color glow and shows off exceptionally striking, deep and colorful, yellow and clear marbleizing.
This radio's beautiful catalin cabinet is in original condition with no cracks chips, tube burns, or repairs; it does however have an small interior crack on one of the bottom screw holes that is slightly visible from the outside due to transparency. The radio retains its original yellow catalin trim in perfect condition also with no cracks, chip, burns or repairs. The dial plastic and the cardboard back panel are original to the radio. The gold patterned grill cloth is a replacement. This Art Deco radio would make a great addition to any collection.
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.