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.

ON VIEW in Promenade Gallery 2

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2015.0872