Bakelite & Catalin Radios
Looking for a Bakelite or Catalin Radio? The above Brand Names seem to be the most popular as well as the most collectable. Finding one for sale should not be a problem as there are many to choose from by viewing the online auctions contained on this page.
The Vintage Tabletop Plastic Bakelite tube radios are retro and art deco collector popular. They can add a bit of Vintage Styling to any household environment.
Wooden Bakelite and Catalin Radios can add that Vintage Antique touch to your room or art deco office. These radios are more than just a fixture to a room. Many are classic conversation pieces that can bring back many memories for some people.
It's interesting to note that in the nineteen thirties, Emerson released a line of Art Deco Styled Radios that were made of plastic. It's also interesting to note the most collectable of the Antique Vintage line was the wooden model. These radios sold for around twenty to twenty five dollars back in that day.
One of the most interesting of the Bakelite collection seems to be the "Bowling Ball Radio". If you have a chance to get one of those, you better hang on to it.
Bakelite and Catalin Vintage Tube Radio Trivia. Did you know, Some of these classic radios were often referred as a "Tombstone Radio" because of their shape.
Many bake lite radios were sought after because of their clever art deco grille design combined with the classic styling of the cabinet.
Bakelight and Catalin radios came in many familiar shapes and sizes. Some with handles, some with push buttons and even some with glittery gold cloth.
Bakelite is actually a type of plastic that was thought in the day to have revolutionized the world. When discovered the bakelite plastic material was claimed to be "The material with a Thousand Uses". Bakelite was also considered a great substitute for wood and steel. That because it was a lot cheaper and just as strong in many instances.
Vintage Bakelite and Catalin Radios are often the choice for modern interior designers, to be used as art deco fixtures to complete their art deco design.