Tom Thumb 'Deco' Catalin Radio in Marbleized Butterscotch - Rare Model
Seldom Seen Art Deco Design Small Radio
Deco Tom Thumb Catalin radio made in the late 1930s by the Automatic Radio Mfg. Co in a marbleized warm butterscotch. The 900 series of Tom Thumbs is known to collectors as the 'Deco Model' and is considered to be one of the top catalin radios to be found. 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 the deco grill cutouts, asymmetrical design, and vertical dial scale with center knob. This beautifully marbleized yellow example is all original + in great condition with a beautiful glossy finish.
Catalin cabinet has no cracks, chips, repairs and only the mildest of tube burns (common for this model). The original matching catalin knobs are original to the radio and have great marbleizing. Radio retains the original blue painted stripes that wrap around the cabinet. Dial plastic is original to the radio as is the gold grill cloth. Water-slide decal is a correct replacement. This is a great example of an all original early + rare 'Deco' Tom Thumb catalin radio.
This small radio measures approximately: 7.65" wide by 5" high by 3.75" 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.