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What is this?

Rectangular black Bakelite case with a slightly smaller foot; large circular speaker on front covered with brown and black woven fabric. Below speaker is an arch-shaped station indicator above three small circular dials.

This is a radio from Germany. It is dated ca. 1933 and we acquired it in 1986. Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

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Its medium is

bakelite, textile (speaker cover)

Its dimensions are

Overall: 38.7 x 28 x 16.5 cm (15 1/4 x 11 x 6 1/2 in.)

This object was manufactured by DeTeWe and designed by Walter Maria Kersting

This object was donated by Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor

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