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International Decorative Art

Sparton Nocturne Radio (Model 1186)

Sparton Nocturne Radio (Model 1186)

Design Date
1935

Designer
Walter Dorwin Teague (1883–1960, American)

Manufacturer
Sparton Corp. (1900–present), Jackson, MI

Media
metal, glass and wood

Dimensions
46 x 43 1/4 x 12 inches

In 1936, this radio cost $350—nearly as much as a new Ford car! With its shiny exterior and sleek design, this very large floor-model radio is the epitome of modern design of the time. At its center are knobs and a display console with hands telling you what station you are on. All of the radio components and features are hidden in a cabinet behind the cobalt blue mirrored disk. 

Not currently on view

Markings
unmarked

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2015.0872

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