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Roberts Model R500

Radio
1964 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Radio: "Roberts Model R500", leopard-skin-covered wooden case, 19 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Leopard-skin-covered wooden case
Brief Description
Radio, "Roberts Model R500", leopard-skin-covered wooden case, Roberts Radio Co. Ltd., England, 1964
Physical Description
Radio: "Roberts Model R500", leopard-skin-covered wooden case, 19 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19cm
  • Width: 31.5cm
  • Depth: 10.5cm
Gallery Label
ROBERTS' TRANSISTOR RADIO MODEL R500 Designed and made by Roberts' Radio Co. Ltd., West Molesey, Surrey, Great Britain, 1964 Leopardskin covered wooden case Given by the Roberts Radio Company Ltd. W.33-1992 Roberts, radio manufacturers by royal appointment, are noted for their unchanging, high quality models. In order to provide an eye-catching centrepiece for their stand at the 1964 Earl's Court Radio Show, this R500 was covered with then fashionable leopardskin. The company wishes it to be known that it does not practice or support the killing of animals for their fur today.(1992)
Credit line
Given by Mr Bob Burt of Roberts Radio Co. Ltd
Object history
Roberts Radio does not today practice or support the killing of animals for their fur.
Production
Roberts Radio does not today practice or support the killing of animals for their fur.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
W.33-1992

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record createdNovember 5, 2003
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