Simply put, the Zenith Stratosphere model 1000Z is one of the most beautiful and unique radios ever designed and produced. This radio, with its $750 price tag, marked the pinnacle of radio opulence during the Great Depression. Its tall skyscraper-like deco cabinet is decorated with rare exotic woods with stunning inlay design patterns that make the cabinet a work-of-art.
A Sparton art deco radio. The company that became Sparton opened around 1900 in Jackson, Michigan. In 1926, Sparks-Withington created the country's first all-electric radio, which featured the first push button and "electric eye" tuning and was advertised as "Radio's Richest Voice."