@SFOMuseum Instagram Posts tagged #bakelite

Bakelite was the first molded plastic used to make radio housings, produced in unfinished brown Bakelite, or with painted coatings that were prone to scratches and paint loss... #radioSFO #ontheradio #radio #radios #wireless #vintage #antique #vintageradios #bakelite #portableradio #retroradio #retro

This image was posted on October 11, 2018.

In 1922, Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb and the extensive artifacts uncovered with it sparked renewed enthusiasm for all things Egyptian, including this lavishly decorated, early battery powered radio set manufactured by Metro Electric of Chicago... #radioSFO #ontheradio #radio #radios #wireless #vintage #antique #vintageradios #battery #batterypowered #retroradio #retro #bakelite #egyptianrevival #design

This image was posted on July 17, 2018.

In 1922, Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb and the extensive artifacts uncovered with it sparked renewed enthusiasm for all things Egyptian, including this lavishly decorated, early battery powered radio set manufactured by Metro Electric of Chicago... #radioSFO #ontheradio #radio #radios #wireless #vintage #antique #vintageradios #battery #batterypowered #retroradio #retro #bakelite #egyptianrevival #design

This image was posted on July 17, 2018.

In 1922, Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb and the extensive artifacts uncovered with it sparked renewed enthusiasm for all things Egyptian, including this lavishly decorated, early battery powered radio set manufactured by Metro Electric of Chicago... #radioSFO #ontheradio #radio #radios #wireless #vintage #antique #vintageradios #battery #batterypowered #retroradio #retro #bakelite #egyptianrevival #design

This image was posted on July 17, 2018.
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This image was posted on June 20, 2018.
This image was posted on June 20, 2018.
This image was posted on June 20, 2018.

Bakelite was the first plastic used to make radio cases, allowing for sleek, modern designs not possible with wooden construction... #ontheradio #radioSFO #radio #radios #wireless #vintage #antique #vintageradios #transistorradio #portableradio #retroradio #retro #bakelite #artdeco

This image was posted on April 12, 2018.

Industrial designers refined and streamlined an array of domestic items during the mid-twentieth-century... #IsamuNoguchi #bakelite #Industrial #Industrialdesign #plastic #Zenith

This image was posted on November 02, 2016.