Royal 200

One different looking transistor radio made by Zenith was the Royal 200. This model’s unique feature was it’s size. At 6 1/2 inches tall, it is larger than most other coat pocket styles and rivals the Emerson 888 series in that way. It’s awkward size and fragile plastic case contributes to the fact that it is hard to find these without some kind of cabinet damage.  Royal 200’s were offered in brown, white, green, and coral colors with green and coral being the hardest to find. This model is not known as one of Zenith’s best performing radios, therefore, they were not hot sellers.  The seven transistor chassis was an average performer by Zenith’s standards.

 Brown Royal 200   Fact Sheet

Radio: Royal 200
Year introduced: 1958
Cost New: $44.95
Colors: Charcoal, White,Coral (Pink), Green
Dimensions: 6.5″ H, 4″ W, 2″ D
Weight: 20 ounces
# of Transistors: 7
Powered by: 4 AA batteries
Undistorted output: 100 Milliwatts
   

Check out these Royal 200 radios.

White Royal 200
Brown Royal 200

One Response to “Royal 200”

  1. Catherine Levin Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Have you ever heard of a Zenith transistor radio model rb 21L? It’s on ebay at the moment, the last entry posted when you search “Zenith transistor radios”. I emailed the seller, asking for the model # and that was his response. If you’ve heard of it, what do you know about it and what do you think?
    Thank you so much for your input. I greatly appreciate it.
    Warm regards,
    Catherine

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