Sparton 409GL Radio "7-Sided" Cobalt Blue Mirror - Striking Teague Design
Art Deco Cobalt Blue Sparton 409GL Radio by W.D. Teague
Sparton radio model 409-GL with cobalt blue mirror. 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 grey 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 grey flock finish in great original condition with some light signs of age. The black Bakelite knobs are orignal to radio. The three rosettes + screws that attach the mirror pieces to the cabinet are original. Radio retains the original back panel.
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.
*Please note that the sales display pictured is for reference only and is not included with the radio. Display can be found on Books + Parts page*