Today collectors lucky enough to have a Stratosphere in their collection usually display it with a similar cat figurine. Please take a look at my collection of antique radios for sale. I stripped this finish off to the bare wood and refinished it's to it's original look. We won't really go into the features much as you Hallicrafter fans already know the radio. This radio is, without a doubt, one of the best sounding radios you will ever find.
Still others buy the radios in hopes of making a profit. This is the mahogany version of the 15-U-270, a 15-tube 'Robot-Dial' console in a walnut finish seen on this website. Zenith's advertising stated that the Trans-Oceanic was ideal for safaris, expeditions, and armchair travelers. Today, one Zenith model in particular is regarded as the most sought after antique radio on the planet. The enactment of the Rural Electrification Act in 1936 brought funding and created jobs to run power to farms and rural areas. The 15 tube model is noticeable longer to house the large chassis.
Has cardboard back in fair condition. This time the radios choosen are much rarer than plain old Walton Radios. The Zenith Radio factory in Chicago, 1934-1938! It does have an internal 4 speaker. Windchargers were short, two-blade windmills that powered a small turbine generating enough power to recharge radio batteries. Description Tune in and drop into style with vintage radios. The radio and Bluetooth connection I purchased has quickly become one of my favorite possessions. Just click the For Sale button on the main page to see if any radios are currently being offered.
I have the 15 tube version pictured on another page. By the 1930s, Zenith had several large factories in the Chicago area, producing radio chassis, cabinets, and other electronics. Like the 12U159 it to was flawless and undamaged. That is the wood had no damage, no chips, dings or marks to the wood of any kind. Original plastic dial window intact and perfect shape. Whenever I look at one of my radios the same questions always run through my mind. Zenith portable Trans-Oceanic shortwave models were wildly popular with world travelers and are still popular with antique radio collectors.
The baby sister to the 12U159 is the 12U158 listed on my for sale page and now sold. I have always been fascinated by the mystique of 1930's radios. Later transistorized models, powered by easily replaceable D cells, weighed much less. Clock tested and alarm works fine. So I will refund the shipping fee when I ship. I am not an expert on all antique radios, but I have a good grasp of Zenith's Golden Years.
If you don't like it, just send it back for a full refund. We offer complete chassis restoration service on all radios—call. This was Zenith first year for automatic push button tuning. This finish protected the cabinet. I started collecting old radios in 1983, but many of my acquisitions have occurred since 1997.
Burned in for many hours after refurb. As far as I know that is true stereo. If we don't have what you want they may have it! That is after full restoration. If you frequent auctions or swap meets, you will eventually find one in your price range. It is also beautiful, and serves as a focal point for the space it now calls home.
Please click the wanted button for items that I am currently searching for. Many pictures of parts in each of the following links. Instead of sleek, cutting edge stereo equipment, we prefer the unique look of vintage radios. Most of rural America remained without electricity until the government stepped in. Please me for a quote prior to ordering. The dial string is intact and working and all the knobs are original. Pictured here is a fabulous 1937 Zenith 12U159.
Your also welcome to stop at the house 7 miles south of the show to look over our collection and select a nice old radio to take home with you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We just have too many other projects to consume our time right now. Advertisement for the top-of-the-line Zenith Stratosphere. The original model, 500 was hand wired with a metal chassis and had 7 transistors. This radio was found in a small town in California called Gilroy.
Zenith claimed 64 tone variation from the push-pull tone control. So click the picture and Enjoy the Antenna Show. The revered Zenith Stratosphere 1000Z had a production total of 350 units. Many collectors focus their collection on a particular brand, era of radio, type of radio, or even type of cabinet. Visit our store Great Northern Antiques at 5200 Bloomington Ave, 5 minutes from the airport. When I purchased the radio the wood cabinet was flawless.