Northern Electric model 5708 "Midge"

early '50s?

A double bullseye design, which bears a passing resemblance to the 1951 Crosley "Serenader" series. The Off/On/Volume knob and the tuning dial are bakelite, painted the same as the cabinet.

I got this one in July, 2002, from eBay, I think. Mike Stambaugh has a brown one in his collection of Canadian Plastic Radios. [That site was gone, the last few times I checked.]

There is at least one other similar version, a model 5704, which seems to be identical in appearance.

I've also seen a model 5808 which has the same cabinet, but the dial and volume knob are shaped differently, in clear plastic with gold-tone brights.

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