Sparton Model 325T Plastic Clock Radio (1950s)
My wife rescued this from a Salvation Army store and saved
it for my birthday. It was a nice surprise. Sparton radios
are not common to begin with, and Sparton clock radios are
even less common. The deep green color is unusual, too.
I have only a few other set of this
color, such as the Cavalier or
Gold bezels around the dials making a striking combination
against the green. The greyish grill extends beyond
the speaker area, forming a visual backdrop for the
entire front, as well as the top.
The top seems to be recessed solely for visual interest.
You might think the top grillpiece is there for extra
ventilation, but it simply sits atop a solid cabinet "roof."
Silver plastic was used for the Sparton nameplate
between the dials, and the materials in this set are fairly
cheap, overall. Painted cardboard was used
for the grey grillpieces as well as the removable back.
But the set presents a handsome
Inside, you'll find a classic All American Five design
(50C5, 12AV6, 12BA6, 12BE6, 35W4 tubes) with a Telechron