Sparton 500C Red Cloisonné Art Deco Radio with Catalin Case
Rare Streamline 1930's American Radio
The Sparton Cloisonné model 500C radio introduced in 1939 is a veritable Art Deco masterpiece designed by Walter Dorwin Teague. Its compact housing features a colorful metallic red cloisonné front, exquisitely trimmed with a streamline lace-work of chrome and framed with yellow Catalin housing. This is the only radio designed that combines all three materials.
This radio is perfect with no cracks, chips or repairs to the butterscotch Catalin cabinet or bright metallic red Cloisonné front. Ivory plastic knobs are original to the set as is the bottom manufacturers paper label. Cardboard back is a replacement. Small cabinet has a mild warp and tube burn that does not affect the rarity or beauty of this radio and are quite common for this model.
This is an incredible radio that is seldom offered for sale especially in this great of a condition.
This compact radio measures approximately 8" wide x 5" high x 4.25" 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.