The first generation Royal 50Â was introduced in 1960 at $29.95.Â Zenith made their first shirt pocket sized radio a real winner.Â Everything about them was built with quality.Â Â They easilyÂ outperformÂ imported shirt pocket sets.Â Â Their maximum output is an impressive 135 milliwatts and their tone quality is nice and rich sounding also.
These can be foundÂ in a variety of colors including black,Â white, tan,Â charcoal brown and red (pictured above).Â Â Red andÂ white seem to be theÂ scarcest.Â Most of these radiosÂ are two-toneÂ with a whiteÂ back except the blackÂ onesÂ whichÂ haveÂ a black back as shown above.
Â Â Â Â Â Fact Sheet
|Colors:||Black, Charcoal, White,Red, Tan|
|Dimensions:||4.25″ H, 2.5″ W, 1.25″ D|
|# of Transistors:||6|
|Powered by:||2Â 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:Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80OUyKWMR4