Zenith Radio Corporation (1923–1999) Model C412F
Gift of Stephanie Przybylek
miSci 2003.88.1

Zenith C412F
ca. 1960s

Radio became a fixture in many American homes during the 20th century. Because radio receivers would be prominent either as pieces of furniture or countertop models, careful attention was paid to their styling. The design of radios would mirror trends in furniture, interior design, and appliances through the entire century. A perfect example can be seen in this 1960s Zenith countertop radio receiver from miSci’s collection, where the metal faceplate and drab case color were designed to match the contemporary colors and construction of 1960s living space.