Vintage Art Deco Emerson 17 Black Bakelite + Chrome Radio
Early Tube Radio with a Streamlined Design
Emerson Model 17 "Miracle Six" was introduced in late 1934 by Emerson Radio & Television. The styling and use of different materials to produce this radio is pure Art Deco, featuring a glossy jet black Bakelite cabinet with chrome stylized accents. The radio's curved and ribbed front details of varying thickness with strong vertical lines are reminiscent of the Art Deco architecture of the period. This radio is exceedingly hard to find and is highly sought after by both radio and Art Deco collectors.
This model was advertised by Emerson as the Miracle Six on the basis of its four tubes giving six tube performance.
The radio's black Bakelite cabinet is in great condition with no cracks, chips, burns or repairs and retains a beautiful natural luster to the jet black case. This Emerson has the original matching full molded Bakelite back with the typical cracks at the screws and one chip at the bottom left edge of the back along with a few tight cracks that have been glued to perfection. They can hardly be seen, see photos. The original Art Deco chrome trim has been cleaned and is in great condition with some very light scratches. Original Emerson grill cloth is also present with no tears or holes.
Measures approximately: 7" high x 9.25" wide x 4.5" 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.