Sparton Nocturne Radio (Model 1186)
Walter Dorwin Teague (1883–1960, American)
Sparton Corp. (1900–present), Jackson, MI
metal, glass and wood
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.
ON VIEW in Promenade Gallery 2
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art