The so called Art Deco “plastic” radios are generally made of BakeliteCatalin or Plaskon.

All these plastics were used in radios for its electrical non conductivity and heat resistance properties.

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Fada 1000

Made in USA 1945

 

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Fada 652

Made in USA 1946 

 


The first plastic radios were made exclusively of Bakelite (Most of them in dark color due to Bakelite limitations.)


Catalin was introduced in the 30’s and any color became possible.

Bright and colorful radios were born.


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DeWald Table Radio, Catalin Plastic Cabinet, Model A-502

Made in USA 1946


These radios are nowadays 

highly collectible  






Vintage Art Deco Radios

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SENTINEL ART DECO CATALIN BAKELITE BUTTERSCOTCH RADIO

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CATALIN BAKELITE Dewald A501 catalin TUBE radio, nice !

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Emerson Catalin Marbled Bakelite Tube Radio

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Vintage 1940's FADA 1000 Bullet Bakelite/Catalin Radio Dial Bezel Replacement

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Vintage 1940's FADA 1000 Bullet Bakelite/Catalin Radio Dial Bezel

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VINTAGE 30s BELMONT BULLET PAINTED BAKELITE CATALIN RADIO NEWLY REBUILT 1of BEST

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Addison radio A2 marbled plaskon that looks like catalin!

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1946 ART DECO MAROON CATALIN FADA 1000 TUBE RADIO WITH YELLOW INSERT GRILLE/TRIM

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very rar " Big Miracle BM-258 " Radio green marbled Bakelite Catalin Art Deco

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Fantastic Lafayette Peak Top Catalin Bakelite Tube Radio Plum & Yellow

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Catalin Radio Emerson ArtDeco Art Deco Bakelite Vintage Tube EP 375 5+1

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Emerson ax235 catalin radio "Little Miracle"

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VERY RARE AIR KING MODEL A600 CATALIN- BAKELITE CASE TUBE RADIO, WORKING ORDER

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Vintage Crosley Bullseye Bakelite Radio 11-100U

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Motorola Catalin Radio Vertical Grill Art Deco VIntage ArtDeco Bakelite

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Vintage Bendix Bakelite Radio Mod. 0526A

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GENERAL TELEVISION PORT A PHONE BROWN & BLACK TRIM BAKELITE RADIO CASE

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Red Emerson Patriot catalin radio in excellent condition!

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Antique 1939 Sparton 500-C Cloisonne Catalin Radio Art Deco

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Vintage General Electric Catalin L573 Tortoise and Plum Tube Radio

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Vintage Catalin Sentinel 248-NI Butterscotch & Tortoise Tube Radio ~ RARE !!

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1938 Belmont "Jewel" Bakelite Radio Model 5D-118 - AS FOUND

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Rare -  Imperial Bakelite Radio - Vintage Trav-ler Radio - Working!

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Vintage 1940's FADA 1000 Bullet Catalin Radio

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1941 Emerson Patriot/Aristocrat Alabaster Catalin Radio Case

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Kadette radio

Bakelite and Catalin with a Plaskon top
Made in USA 1936
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Bendix Catalin Radio Model 526C

Made In USA, Circa 1946
Vintage_General_Electric_Wood_Table_Radio_With_Push_Buttons,_Model_321,_Broadcast_Band_Only_(MW),_6_Tubes,_AC-DC_Set,_Made_In_USA,_Circa_1946_(14739030240)

General Electric Wood Table Radio with Push Buttons, Model 321

Made In USA, Circa 1946
 




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