FADA Neutrodyne wireles receiver kit, 1925.
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Named after the initials of its founder, Frank Angelo d' Andrea. FADA Radios began producing radios in New York in 1923, when radio entertainment was booming in the United States. FADA radios were popular with the public and sold well. They were noted for their aesthetically pleasing designs, and innovative use of new plastics in their construction. However, the company suffered from industrial relations problems, and filed for bankruptcy in 1934.