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Bakelite and Catalin Radios32 of 32Vintage Emerson Bakelite RadioCatalin Radios of the 1930's and 40's
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Posted 8 years ago


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When I was in elementary school I bought one of these at a yard sale down the street for I think 75 cents. Maybe it was a buck. It wasn’t the fanciest color combo… just all yellow, the most common one. It also had one small, not very noticeable burn mark in the cabinet, and I think one of the knobs was missing or damaged. But I just liked it… the shape, the handle, the dial.

Fast forward a few years, and I started to see the really nice multi-colored ones around with price tags in the four figures. Way more than I could afford. I found some dealer who offered me $100 for mine, and took it. Wow, wish I hadn’t! Anyway, What I love about these is really the colors – so vibrant (of course, that’s if nobody left it sitting in the sun – Catalin like Bakelight is notorious for fading).


  1. mhlatke, 7 years ago
    Fada was the king of catalin radios. Wish I had one in my modest collection - best I could find/afford was one of their less expensive and more common brown bakelite radios.
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Great lookin Bullets!
  3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago

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