Art Deco Drive-In Movie Theater Speakers

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You can be the only kid on the block with this great collectible. The striking chrome speakers easily lift off the center post. They were designed to hang on the window of the drive-in movie patron's auto. The speakers are actually still functioning. To highlight this fun collectible, there are two beautiful green faceted jewels on either side which light up. On top of all that, we have an original ticket stub from the theater where they were used. Everything is in original condition except the red center post which has been professionally repainted. It is signed by the maker, "Projected Sound, Plainfield, Indiana." These were sold to United Artists Theaters. All of this is noted on the speakers. The ultimate toy for the movie lover or collector.

Details

  • Creator
    Projected Sound (Designer)
  • Of the Period
    Art Deco
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950's
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Glass
    Iron
    Chrome
  • Condition
    Excellent. There are some nicks to the speakers. Overall, in thoroughly enjoyable condition. You will not be disappointed..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    43 in. H
    109 cm H
  • Diameter
    10.5
  • Dealer Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    1301318799523
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