The audible flag

Norman Bel Geddes: Patriot Radio, 1940

A further example of technical progress and the attitude to life in America at that time is radio – the first mass medium before television. Norman Bel Geddes designed the Patriot model. Patriotism means love for one’s country or national pride. A symbol for this is the national flag, for example. The US flag features seven red and six white stripes, as do the loudspeaker slits of the radio. The second element of the US flag, the stars, can be found on the control knobs.