No one will argue that the Addison 2 series is one of greatest vintage radio designs.
It is often referred to as the "Small" or "Waterfall" Addison for the speaker grille design.
The cabinet and contrasting dial with matching pinwheel knobs and
wrap-around bumper trim pieces are all perfectly proportioned and eye pleasing.
It is a fairly small radio measuring 6 by 10.5 by 5 inches.
Addison offered many color combinations using various materials for the model 2 series;
Catalin, Plaskon, Beetle, Bakelite and enameled (painted) cabinets.
Model numbers for this design include
2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, A2A, A2B, A2C, B2A, B2B, B2C, B2F, L2, L2F, 52, and 19.
Click on the radios above for much more information and schematics.
Model C400, in mottled robin-egg blue beetle. A midget set that was made in various colors.
The US General Electric model
GD-500 is nearly identical,
only the volume and tuning knob were different and it did not have the small hood above
the tuning dial.
Advertising ashtrays put out by Canada General Electric for
Radiotron tubes (the base of the tubes say, "Made in Canada").
Red/green/black bakelite, marbled white/black, and spotted bakelite.
The model 5000 "Baby Champ" is referred to among collectors as the "Rainbow". It was made in Canada in 1947.
The cabinets had an attractive metallic shimmer from the variety of hammertone enamel finishes that were available
including red, blue, green and red gold. White and unpainted brown cabinets were also options.
There were a couple of 3-knob versions; a 2 band AM/Shortwave version and also an AM set with a third knob for tone control.
There were a couple different dial and dial pointer designs.
Check out these 1947 advertisements (schematics)