For the collector, here is a nice coat pocket transistor from Zenith. It is their Royal 500E Long Distance 8 transistor radio and it is complete with it’s original carrying case, sales slip from 1960, earphone, and simulated Z8 Zenith batteries. The gift box is a beautiful blue leather covered box that is felt lined. It has a hinged top and is strong with no split corners, tears, stains, repairs or smells.
The radio is a beautiful white version 500E made in 1960 and is in excellent condition. The radio’s cabinet is nice and original without any blemishes or repairs. The dials are clear and the gold face is as sharp as I have seen. The grill is bright and shiny sparkle variety. Inside, the chassis, battery box, and label are all clean. When four AA batteries were inserted, this responded with strong performance and sensitive reception, living up to the Long Distance label on the front nameplate.