Astor EC "Mickey Mouse"

Astor EC

Astor's first bakelite radio is a stunner, the model EC better known as the "Mickey Mouse"

It has 5 metal valves in a row across the back for easy changing. The interlocking circles are an echo of the earlier wooden cased Mickey Mouse. The knobs are identical to Emerson's famous Mickey.

Earlier brochures had a picture of Walt Disney and his rodent superstar holding a "seal of approval" it showed Mickey's smiling face with a quote "I'm a little fellow - but I do a man size job" It even came with an optional carry bag.

You will find it in 4 styles the more common brown, the rarer black model the very rare model BP (with Mickey on the dial) and the even rarer Ivory White Mickey. They also made battery sets for the bush.