Sparton "Bluebird" 566 Art Deco Teague Designed Blue Mirror Radio
Striking Art Deco Cobalt Blue Sparton Bluebird Radio
Great Art Deco Sparton cobalt blue mirror model 566 radio designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Worthington Company from Jackson, Michigan in 1936. The radio, known as the "Bluebird" is a considered to be a great example of Deco Streamline style. The radio features a 14" cobalt blue mirror disc, with contrasting ebony lacquer ball feet finished with and 3 chromed bands or "speed lines" dissecting the circular speaker + dial surround. The symmetric, geometric shapes and accent designs are distinctively art deco in appearance.
Radio is in great condition and is free of chips, or cracks to the original mirrors. Mirror is original and is free of chips, nicks or cracks and has the original silvering in great condition. Wood body and ball feet have original ebony lacquer in nice original condition. Chrome has been re-chromed + looks great. 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: 14.5" high by 7" 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.