Zenith Model 990, 1935.  This is one of the eight new 900 series sets that Zenith bought out midway through the 1935 model year.  The sets were first introduced in the January 1935 issue of Radio Retailing magazine.  This striking model features 12 tubes, a substantial stand-up woofer and soundboard mounted tweeter, split-second tuning and a beautiful cabinet with fluted pillars. At $250.00, this was an expensive radio in 1935 and is a rare find today.  The only console better than the Zenith 990 was the top-of-the 25-tube Zenith Stratosphere which sold for $750.00 (be sure to check out the Stratospheres on this website).

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