Sparton 409 Cobalt Blue Mirror '7-Sided' Radio - Teague Design
Art Deco Cobalt Blue Sparton 409GL Radio by W.D. Teague
Beautiful Sparton radio model 409 cobalt blue mirror deco radio. Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Worthington Company from Jackson, Michigan in 1938. The small radio, known as the '7-Sided' is a great example of geometric Art Deco design. The radio features a beveled cobalt blue mirror with contrasting ebony lacquer ribbed feet and reverse silk-screened Deco dial numerals. The symmetrical, geometric shape and accent designs are distinctively art deco in appearance. This is a prime example of a highly sought after Art Deco radio that is matched by no other manufacturer in its flair and presence.
Radio is in great all original condition and is free of chips and cracks to the original 2 pieces of mirror. Mirror has not been re-silvered and therefore retains the original gray flock on backside of mirror. Mirrors have some wear consistent with age + use that is accentuated by the flash photographs. Wood cabinet has the original light gray flock finish also great original condition with some light signs of age. The black Bakelite knobs are original to radio. The three rosettes + phillips head screws that attach the mirror pieces to the cabinet are original. Radio retains its matching original back panel also with gray flock finish and both of the original manufacturers.
Radio measures approximately: 11.75" wide by 7.5" high by 4.75" 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.