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Fada "Bullet" Radio model 1000, 1946 | by galessa's plastics
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Fada "Bullet" Radio model 1000, 1946

A favorite among collectors, the FADA Bullet is also known as the "Streamliner". Made of cast Bakelite, it came in a range of color combinations, that may have changed dramatically over time. This one was originally all translucent onix white, for instance. The knobs and the dial frame took slightly different hues from the rest of the cabinet. Radios like these can fetch four digit prices, especially when in rare and contrasting color combinations. This design was first produced in 1941 in the USA as the model 115, then released again after the war as the model 1000 with minute changes.

The golden dial and the lens were made of celluloid, but this lens is a replacement.

The radio is 26 cm wide.

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Taken on July 5, 2009