Sparton 557 "Sled" Radio Blue Mirror Walter Dorwin Teague Design
The Sparton 557 is one of the Best Examples of Deco Streamline Style
Sparton 557 radio designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Worthington Company from Jackson, Michigan in 1936. The radio, known as the "sled" or "3-knob" is a considered to be one of the best examples of Deco Streamline style. The radio features cobalt blue mirrors on the front, top and left side, with contrasting ebony lacquer finish and 5 chromed bands or "speed lines". The asymmetric, geometric shapes and accent designs are distinctively art deco in appearance.
Radio is in great all-original condition and is free of chips, or cracks to the original blue mirrors. Mirrors are original and look beautiful, with only minor surface scratches and oxidation consistent with age + use. Wood "sled" base has original ebony lacquer in nice original condition with the crystalline finish still visible. Chrome is original with only minor pitting. 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. Chassis still retains original manufacturer's gold sticker affixed to the back.
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 measures approximately: 18" wide by 8.75" high by 8" 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.