John Gordon Rideout (American, 1898–1951). <em>Radio</em>, 1930–1933. Plaskon (plastic), metal, glass, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.  (29.8 x 22.5 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The Walter Foundation, 85.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.9_threequarter_right_bw.jpg)


Artist:John Gordon RideoutAir-King Products Co.Harold L. van Doren

Medium: Plaskon (plastic), metal, glass

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Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (29.8 x 22.5 x 19.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 85.9

Image: 85.9_threequarter_right_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Radio, plastic case with metal and glass parts. Rectangular, box-like form of light green plastic with two narrow steps attached to each side. The front decorated with series of seven vertical striations from top to bottom, and four horizontal ones near base. Black on/off and volume buttons to right and left near base and large green tuning knob at center of face. Near top is metal (brass?) plaque showing a male and a female figure in ancient dress placing their hands in middle of abstracted symbol (for radio wave?). Condition information under documentation.

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