Silvertone Turbine Radio, Model 6110
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Plastic, other materials
6 5/8 x 11 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (16.8 x 30.2 x 16.5 cm) (show scale)
Printed in gold lettering on tuning dial: "SILVERTONE"
Printed paper label, faded and partially torn, affixed to underside: "SEARS ROEBUCK and [C]O. / SILVERTONE Model 6113 / Serial No. 819564 / 105-125V A.C. 50-60 Cycle 40 Watts / License Notice Attached Within Cabinet / [instructions for use]"
Second printed label affixed to underside: "The Attractiveness and Fine / Gloss of this Cabinet Result / from Use of a Newly Developed / Urea Enamel Surface Baked Onto / the Bakelite Plastic Foundation. / To Clean, Use Ordinary Soap / and Water. / 1015919719 PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Rectangular metal plate affixed to interior components of radio: "IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO THIS UNIT / ALWAYS MENTION THIS IDENTIFICATION NUMBER / [engraved] 101.521-1 / ORDER REPLACEMENT PARTS BY MAIL OR / THROUGH ANY OF OUR RETAIL STORES / SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.--U.S.A."
Anonymous gift in honor of Sam Marcy
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Clarence Karstadt. Silvertone Turbine Radio, Model 6110, 1938. Plastic, other materials, 6 5/8 x 11 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (16.8 x 30.2 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in honor of Sam Marcy, 1998.143.2. Creative Commons-BY
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Electric radio. Body is plastic with cream-colored coating, in form of rectangular box with squared, horizontal ribbing around all sides and rounded corners; continuous cylindrical form set within rectangle such that top of body is barrel-shaped; cylinder projects past proper left side of box. Square cutout vent behind ribs on long front end covered with fabric for speaker. Large convex tuning dial for setting radio station attached to proper left end of cylinder, printed with lines and station numbers in gold (from 55 to 170); behind tuning dial is small, disk knob at bottom for volume control. On rounded top of radio body near tuning dial end, six recessed buttons for pre-set stations; buttons have paper labels reading (from top to bottom, left to right): [worn out], KPO, KROY, KFRC, KFO, KFBK. Electric cord and wire antenna project out from lower proper right corner at back. Body raised on three rubber disk feet.
CONDITION: Good; shows wear with loss to labeling; dirty; two rubber feet lost, remaining one is corroded.
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