Addison Art Deco Catalin Radio
Circa 1940 Art Deco Addison R5A3 model catalin radio in desireable black and orange swirl pattern. This model is often referred to as the "Courthouse" due to its resemblance to a municipal building of the period.
Canada made significant contributions to plastic radio design of the Art Deco era with Addison's bakelite and catalin creations. In fact, it's an Addison that adorns the front cover of John Sideli's hardcover book "Classic Plastic Radios of the 1930's and 1940's." Every important collection of plastic era radios includes at least one Addison. Swirled catalin models in particular are highly-sought and this colour combination is one of the more difficult to find. Catalin resembles bakelite but requires a 2-stage production process and a fair bit of post-production work to achieve the finished product.
This radio's case is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and the radio itself is in good working order. Knobs are replacements.
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