Rare Art Deco 1947 Emerson 511 Red Catalin "Plaskon" Tube Radio - Raymond Loewy

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 29, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Here is a rare and stunning 1947 Art Deco Retro Emerson brilliant red catalin "plaskon" tube radio from San Francisco Estate. Also known as the "Moderne" radio, Model 511. Designed by Raymond Loewy", famous industrial designer, and made by Emerson Radio Company, New York. Circa 1947. It is absolutely exquisite! This wonderful radio is made of a red with bronze marbling vintage plastic known as "Plaskon", and it has a gold metal speaker grill, and amber plastic dome dial cover. This is a designer radio with a fabulous modernistic style. It was the lastest and most modern of it's time - right between the Art Deco Era and Retro Mid Century Era. The condition is amazingly very good - shows wear, scratches, and one tiny nick on the bottom which is hardly noticable,. There are no other chips, breaks, cracks, or repairs. The sound is great, everything works (light, dial, knobs, etc), and it has been rewired for safety. The overall measurement is 11" long, 8" tall, and 6-3/4" wide. It is quite heavy, and weighs almost 10 lbs. It is signed "Emerson Radio and Television" with logo in gold on the front (see picture), and also on the dial cover "Emerson Radio Corporation, N.Y., U.S.A.". The estimated value was $650.00 according to the estate. It could be more. Our reserve is only $195.00. This fabulous designer radio came from an estate in San ... read more