Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 414, Emerson Radio, 1940-1941
Summary: Bel Geddes’s most iconic radio design was produced for Emerson Radio in one week and exploited the versatility of different types of plastics in combination with one another. The radio, as manufactured, had a cabinet of cast phenolic. The handle and knobs were molded of urea material, and the grill bars and pointer disc were molded of cellulose acetate. The transparent dial was made of an embossed acetate sheet.