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What is this?

Brown Bakelite globe on six-sided brown Bakelite base. Continents, map grid, and continent and ocean names picked out in gold; gold-tone volume and tuning dials mounted on equator-like metal band encircling globe; small retangular station number read-out in center; gold-tone terminals at north and south pole positions. Two sides of base with vertical slits and fabric for speakers. Fabric-covered cord.

This is a radio from United States. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Its medium is

catalin (bakelite), metal, fabric

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 38.4 x 27.3 x 26 cm (15 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

This object was manufactured by Colonial Radio Corporation and designed by Raymond Loewy

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Radio, "Globe", 1933 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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