“Patriot” radios in such bright colors they could almost play “The Stars and Stripes Forever” without being plugged in. 1940. American industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes for Emerson Radio.

Blue body.
Blue body. Plastic and metal. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68268053/
400-1 Patriot, 1940.
400-1 Patriot, 1940. Image © Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corp. USA. MAK Cologne, RBA. via https://www.kulturelles-erbe-koeln.de/documents/obj/40022551 and https://rampages.us/gdtheory/tag/radio/
Red body.
Red body. Plastic and metal. Image © Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Fair use license. via https://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/NBGPublic/details.cfm?id=339
White body.
White body. Plastic and metal. Image © Decophobia Twentieth Century Design. Fair use license. via http://www.decophobia.com/emerson+patriot+400+catalin+radio+in+white+norman+bel+geddes+art+deco+design/

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