Antique ISAMU NOGUCHI, Machine Age Zenith Bakelite Radio Nurse, Baby Monitor.. Called the'Radio Nurse', this is one of the earliest examples of a baby monitor receiver. It was designed by the noted 20.It was designed and produced the design in 1937 for the Zenith Radio Corporation. It was originally commissioned by the firm's president in order to monitor his daughter on his yacht.
It is thought that the kidnapping of the two-year-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932 may have influenced his decision to commission the piece. In our photographs you can see that the shape is similar to a traditional Japanese Kendo mask with an American'machine age' design. In 1939 it was displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art's annual sculpture exhibition, where Time Magazine called it the'most exotic' exhibit in the show.
Measuring 5 ½" by 6 ½" by 8 ½ tall this brown Bakelite case is in perfect original condition. We carefully removed the front exposing the complete four tube radio on the inside. We plugged it in using a vari-ac and although they are dim, both of the original tubes light up.
Everything else inside looks to be in complete original condition. If you search the internet, especially on 1.We are listing this complete and perfect Isamu Noguchi Nurse Radio without any reserve at all. We also list quality antiques, art, & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve. We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail. Please read all of the information down below so that you understand exactly how we do business. We also assure you that we properly and professionally pack every item as well as fully insure each package. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Antique ISAMU NOGUCHI, Machine Age Zenith Bakelite Radio Nurse, Baby Monitor" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.