Ducretet model L2323 from 1953.
A very appealing midget radio occasionally found in white plaskon,
with only a few known to exist in this turquoise color.
A damaged red one recently surfaced.
The 1953 Marconi "Baby" 41 is equivalent to the Pathe "Lutin" ("Goblin" or "Leprechaun") 451.
It is a 4-tube midget radio with a top slide-rule dial and recessed side thumbwheel knobs.
Adorned with Pan playing a flute.
Interesting little radio made from three separate pieces;
the front and back halves, and the base.
The bottom label shows the radio's specifications.
Oceanic, "Type: Surcouf", made from a combination of wood and plastics,
with a glass reverse-painted dial.
Philips BF101_U, Radiola RA15-U, Radiola RA11-U Three radios of identical size made in France in the early '50s by Radiola and Philips.
Clear lucite grills of incredible design!
The RA15U has the dial scale printed onto the grillcloth. The BF101 and RA11U have identical circuits.
(BF101, RA11U: schematics,
Model RA-26U, made in France 1951,
made of white plaskon with a gold sun-ray grille over red grille cloth and clear knobs with gold trim,
or brown bakelite with a clear grille.
5 tubes; UCH42, UF41, UBC41, UL41, UY41.
Turned on, the dial and Radiola logo have a beautiful mesmerizing glow.
One of my all-time favorite radio designs.
A beautifully marbled, 3-band, TV-dial "Super Groom" made in 1941.
Sometimes found with various pin-stripe colors and knobs, or in solid brown bakelite.
This radio is identical to the German Braun F56GW, other than the dial glass markings.
It used 5 tubes; 6E8G, 6K7, 6Q7, 25L6 and 25Z6.
This Radialva was called the "Brio" and was made ca. 1950.
It's top and bottom halves are made of metal, painted with a snakeskin textured surface,
with a fancy plastic dial surround, plaskon knobs and trimmed with white rubber stripes.
Model "SuperClips", miniature (only 8"wide, 5"high), made of 3 separate plaskon pieces and metal top grille.
Click Here for a close-up.
The model Super AS50 with the red plaskon grill and matching knobs
and the AS53 with a beautifully marbled cabinet were made in the early '50s.
The AS53 is the only French radio I have ever seen made with a marbled beetle plastic.
(the 2 photos show the drastic lighting changes when photographed)
The model "Versailles" is a great design with illuminated side columns, a center green tuning "eye",
faux snake-skin trim next to the center nameplate and a mirrored dial, just to mention some of the interesting features.
Made from of metal, wood, plastic and glass.
Model Excelsior 55, an absolutely wild design, made in France by SNR (Societe Nouvelle Radio - Electrique).
AM and Shortwave, "magic eye" tube, dual mirrored dials, reverse painted plastic grille
with painted metal cabinet, 1954.
The radio measures 22 inches wide, 15 1/2 inches tall and 7 inches deep.
The 1936 Sonora model T37 features a Greek temple inspired design
with Corinthian illuminated glass pillars that accentuate the art deco styling.
This stunning, marbled bakelite radio stands nearly 17" tall.
The iconic French Sonora model 302 was made in a large brown bakelite cabinet
with chrome trim and a mirrored dial and a tuning eye.
The model 301 was a version that did not include the tuning eye. They were made in 1949.
Many reproductions of the radio have been made in different sizes in recent years.
The Sonora "Sonorette 4" was made in 1956 and also was available in brown or green.
The colorful dial and pointer are superimposed over the speaker acting as the grill.
A similar model, the Sonorette 3 had a side knob to switch between bands, and did not include the pushbuttons.