The Zenith 811 tombstone radio (1935) is an ultra rare and unusual modelthat is a masterpiece of Art Deco design. According to Cones, Bry-ant and Blankinship, in their book "Zenith Radio The Early Years",the 811 was possibly styled by Rosenow & Company of Chicago,responsible for the contemporaneous models 809, 829 and 835, or perhaps by Robert Budlong, who consulted with Zenith on cabinet design for many years and later on did the industrial design for such sets as the 6-D-311/315.
Seldom seen Art Deco "Skyscraper" wooden RCA model 115 tube radio made circa 1933 by RCA Victor Co. This radio has a great stepped skyscraper shape, symmetrical design, beautiful colored wood and concentric circle knobs. This wooden radio has none of the usually heavy detailing found on the majority of antique wooden radios. Cabinet styling clearly shows the departure in design from the ornately carved faces of previous wooden radios.