Zenith Model 12-U-159, 1937.  This model uses the same 12-tube chassis as the 12-U-158, but adds a woofer and tweeter sound reproduction system and a much more ornate cabinet. The additional features added $25.00 to the price for a total of $175.00.  This radio has the Zenith logo printed on the dial, which is the more common variation (see 12-U-158).  If you couldn't afford any of the three Stratosphere models above this set and still wanted a "top of the line" radio, this was the Zenith console radio for you! The dial on this set and its little brother, the 12-U-158, is massive.  It measures nearly 10-inches in diameter, almost the same size as the model 1000Z Stratosphere.

 

 

 
     
     
 
 

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