Sentinel 284 "Wavy Grill" Catalin Radio in Oxblood Red and Butterscotch
Incredibly Marbleized Oxblood with Butterscotch Trim "Wavy Grill" Sentinel
Catalin Sentinel 284 "Wavy Grill" radio in oxblood red with butterscotch trim. This radio was made circa 1945 by The Sentinel Radio Company of Evanston, Illinois Known to collectors as "Wavy Grill" Sentinel, the designers surely drew inspiration from the automotive world. Along with the insert Catalin speaker grill and the slant front frequency indicator, the dial glass allows for easy viewing from above the radio as well, and acts as an additional architectural touch to make an already attractive radio into a true work of art. This set would make this radio a truly beautiful addition to any collection.
The radio is just a stunning example of this Catalin Sentinel model. The glossy Catalin oxblood red cabinet has beautiful marbleizing that really adds depth to the cabinet + is in excellent condition with no cracks, tube burns or repairs. The Butterscotch Catalin grill and knobs are original and in great condition with no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. Radio has a small chip on the interior back panel retaining screw hole inside cabinet that is not noticeable when the radio is displayed as it is inside hidden by the back panel. The grill cloth + back panel are original to the radio. The dial glass is a correct replacement.
This radio measures approximately: 11" wide by 7" high by 6.25" 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.