Sparton 500C Red Cloisonné Radio with Catalin Case - Art Deco
Walter Dorwin Teague Rare Art Deco Beauty
The red 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 is an incredible radio that is seldom offered for sale.
This metallic red Cloisonné front is perfect with no damage.This radio cabinet has two small interior lines that are barely visible from the outside when looking at the bottom rear. Cabinet at one point had a tube burn that was masked. Ivory plastic knobs are reproduction and grill cloth is a period correct replacement.
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.