Airzone "Radio Star"
The "Radio Star" is a knock-out in this colour.
This is a big lump of Jade.
Designed for the 1937 season the cabinet was made by Nally, a well known plastics manufacturer.
The project of making this enormous cabinet was undertaken by Nally's chief engineer Colin Jolly.
He started with a 12cwt ingot of special alloy made by the Eagle and Globe Steel Company Sydney, special jigs, tools and pulley's were constructed and 17 weeks later the first radio star appeared.
The main case was made of "Zonite" the fret is made from a different material and is almost always found with hairline cracks.
Normally found in brown, it's looks dramatic in black. It is also found, rarely, in white and there is a Mullard badged version.