Model AD-65 Radio Radio, 1932
This is a radio. It was designed by Wells Wintemute Coates and manufactured by E.K. Cole, Ltd.. It is dated 1932. Its medium is bakelite (tm), steel, textile materials. 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
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 38.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm (15 1/4 in. × 15 in. × 9 in.)
Cite this object as
Model AD-65 Radio Radio, 1932; Designed by Wells Wintemute Coates (Canadian, 1895–1958); bakelite (tm), steel, textile materials; H x W x D: 38.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm (15 1/4 in. × 15 in. × 9 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-40-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.