Sparton Model 557 "Sled" Radio by Walter Dorwin Teague

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Designed by Walter Dorwin Teage for the Sparks-Worthington Company in Jackson, Michigan in 1936, the Sparton model 557 radio, also known as "sled" or "three-knob," is considered to be one of the best examples of the Deco Streamline style. The radio features cobalt blue mirrors on the front, top, and left side with contrasting ebony lacquer finish and five chrome bands, also known as "speed lines." The asymmetric geometric shapes and accent designs are distinctively Art Deco in appearance.

This is a prime example of a highly sought after Art Deco radio that is unmatched by competing manufacturers in its flair and presence. Chassis still retains original parts of the manufacturer's paper tag affixed to the back.

This Radio is currently on display at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica California for the "Collector's Choice - The Passion that is Collecting" exhibition. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1936
  • Period
    1930-1939
  • Condition
    Good. This item is sold a s a decorative piece..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    9 in. H x 16.5 in. W x 8.5 in. D
    23 cm H x 42 cm W x 22 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU94741443112
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