Sparks-Withington Co.. <em>Sparton Table Radio</em>, ca. 1936. Glass, metal, wood, rubber, 8 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (22.2 x 44.5 x 21.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Walter Foundation, 83.158. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.158_detail_SL4.jpg)

Sparton Table Radio

Artist:Sparks-Withington Co.Walter Dorwin Teague

Medium: Glass, metal, wood, rubber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1936

Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (22.2 x 44.5 x 21.3 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 83.158

Image: 83.158_detail_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
"Sparton" table radio in the shape of a rectangular box, covered in blue glass entirely on the top and partially on the front proper right side. Flat, black wood surface with three applied wood bands runs from middle of proper right side to opposite end of underside, raising box and serving as a base. The front with three wooden knobs with inlaid metal rings, a square dial face, five horizontal incisions into glass that continue as applied chromed bands to proper left side of front. The bands curve over the black wood surface that entirely covers the proper left side and terminate at the rear. The rear of the radio entirely open, revealing tubes, speaker, and other electrical parts. CONDITION: Good.

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