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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1932

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

2015

2017

AD-65 Radio, Designed 1932; manufactured 1934

This is a radio. It was designed by Wells Wintemute Coates and manufactured by E.K. Cole, Ltd.. It is dated Designed 1932; manufactured 1934. Its medium is compression-molded bakelite, chromium-plated metal, woven textile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The first radio broadcasts, starting in 1920, enabled technology to enter the living room with music, news, and performance. Wells Coates won E. K. Cole's competition to design a radio in modern taste with this circular model in Bakelite, exploiting its potential for color and form

It is credited Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Skyscraper Radio, 1935
  • compression-molded plaskon, metal, glass, woven textile.
  • Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 7059.30.2015

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 38.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm (15 1/4 in. × 15 in. × 9 in.)

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