Tom Thumb Catalin Radio Model 955 'Oval-Dial' in Yellow - Rare Deco Design
Rare Art Deco Catalin Tom Thumb Radio
Tom Thumb Yellow Catalin radio made in the late 1930s by the Automatic Radio Mfg. Co. The model 955 is known to collectors as the "Oval-Dial" or "Non-Deco". The Tom Thumb name is a perfect fit for this radio - as it is one of the smallest radios made of catalin. This model has a design that is unique with attached Catalin feet, an oval-shaped dial face, Deco grill cutouts, and vertically positioned knobs. This marbleized lemon yellow example is original + in great condition with a beautiful glossy finish.
Catalin cabinet has no cracks, chips, repairs. Cabinet only has a small tube burn(common for this model) on the top and a small brownish dot in the center of the top. The original catalin knobs have nice marbleizing and no damage. The two perfect catalin feet have the original blue painted stripes. Grill cloth is original to the radio and in beautiful condition. Water-slide decal and dial plastic are correct replacements. This is a great example of an all original early + rare Tom Thumb catalin radio.
This small radio measures approximately: 7.5" wide by 5.9" high by 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.