As usual I was cruising Craigslist looking for new treasures (which is getting harder to find anymore) when I came across this Predicta so I shot down to Fresno CA to pick it up. Mel and I already have a Philco Predicta Siesta that is such a cool piece to display, and it works too! This new acquisition will go in our bedroom once restored. Amazingly this new Predicta Pedestal works but the cabinet needed some freshening up.
This style Philco was also referred to as the “gas pump”, “barber-pole” and “the cyclops”. This Predicta was designed by Severin Jonassen and Italian-American designer, Catherine Winkler, one of a few women who worked in Philco’s design department during the 1950’s. This will be another great item in our collection.