Silvertone Model 6178-A "Bullet"

Silvertone "Bullet"

The 1939 Silvertone model 6178-A radio is one of the great Art Deco radios sold by Sears-Roebuck in the 1930's.  This set featured a 5-tube chassis, built-in loop antenna, and was made for Sears by Detrola.  A small set, it is about 8 1/2 inches in width, 2 inches less than the Fada Bullet.

The example shown is in white Plaskon, though it was also made with a white-painted black Bakelite case with the same red knobs.  It could also be had with a black or brown Bakelite case with white knobs.  The black version shown is model 6177-A.

Silvertone "Bullet"

Silvertone 6177-A "Bullet"