Beginning around the middle of 1956, the Royal 500 was revised to this 2nd generation 500. The major change outside was larger knobs for easier operation. Inside, a mass-produced printed circuit board chassis replaced the hand wired one to help keep up with the high demand. Zenith added the color white to the black and maroon line up, and for a short time, tan and pink. Nice examples of the tan, pink, and white versions are scarce and highly sought after by collectors today. Size is 3 ½” wide, 6” tall, and 1 ¾” deep.
Offered here is a nice white example. This radio does not show any signs of yellowing like many you will find. The gold metal trim is in stunning condition. This radio has been recapped and it plays fine. Listen DSCN5540 Clean in and out, don’t miss this one.