The first generation Royal 50 was introduced in 1960 at $29.95. Zenith made their first shirt pocket sized radio a real winner. Everything about them was built with quality. They easily outperform imported shirt pocket sets. Their maximum output is an impressive 135 milliwatts and their tone quality is nice and rich sounding also.
These can be found in a variety of colors including black, white, tan, charcoal brown and red (pictured above). Red and white seem to be the scarcest. Most of these radios are two-tone with a white back except the black ones which have a black back as shown above.
|Colors:||Black, Charcoal, White, Red, Tan|
|Dimensions:||4.25″ H, 2.5″ W, 1.25″ D|
|# of Transistors:||6|
|Powered by:||2 AA batteries|
|Undistorted output:||80 Milliwatts|
Rare dealer display promoting all 5 colors of the new Zenith Royal 50 shirt pocket sized radio: Black, Red, White, Tan, and Charcoal
See it in motion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80OUyKWMR4