Sparton 557 "Sled" Radio in Cobalt Blue Mirror Art Deco Teague Design
Sparton 557 Considered to be one of the Best Examples of Deco Streamline Style
Striking Art Deco cobalt blue mirror radio model 557 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 condition and is free of chips and cracks to the original mirrors. Mirrors are original to the radio and have been expertly re-silvered + look beautiful and bright with only small scratches. Wood "sled" base has the original ebony crystalline finish lacquer in great original condition with only slight signs of age. Chrome fins have original chrome with only minor pitting. Chassis still retains original manufacturer's gold sticker affixed.
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.