Free Downloads
The Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The Royalty Of Radios: The Royalty Of Radios (A Schiffer Book For Collectors)

With access to the Zenith corporate archives, the authors present engrossing stories of the development and use of Trans-Oceanic radios throughout its forty-year life. They present a wealth of photos, documents and information concerning the radios, their collection, preservation and restoration.

Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (March 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0887407080

ISBN-13: 978-0887407086

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,672,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #52 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Radios & Televisions #366 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Transportation

Whenever radio-guys assemble to swap tales of great radiosone name stands above the rest - the Zenith Trans-Oceanic.Considered the radio for listening to the world, Trans-Oceanic portables were one of the finest engineered and designed products made in America. I learned of the magic of the Trans-Oceanic from my foster Dad, who carried one (the R520\URR military version) in Korea. He told me it was the most reliable radio he had ever seen. A few years later I bought a 600 series and discovered for myself the joys of short-wave listening. I carried that Zenith from the States to Europe where, two years later, I bought a Royal 3000-1 which went back to the States and then on to Southeast Asia. The Zenith Trans-Oceanic - The Royalty of Radios, is one of the finest collector books I have ever seen. The author's spent more than two years researching the Zenith archives to bring this book to life. Page after page of beautifully produced color, combined with black and white photographs show each model inside and out, along with original magazine ads presented in their original format. Information covering the origin of the Trans-Oceanic and model changes through the years make for interesting reading. Also included are repair hints, as well as collecting information. The section on original cost compared to 1996 dollars demonstrates how expensive these sets were when new. The original Trans-Oceanic sold for $75 in 1942, which translates to $695 today. The most astounding price was on the first transistorized model, the 1000-D, introduced in 1958 at a 1996 price of over $1400!

The Zenith Trans-Oceanic, the Royalty of Radios: The Royalty of Radios (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) Zenith Radio, the Glory Years, 1936-1945: History and Products (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Zenith*r Transistor Radios: Evolution of a Classic (Paradigm Visual Series) The Early Zenith Radios: The Battery Powered Table Sets 1922-1927 Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community Collectors GT Bus Toys & Model (Schiffer Book for Collectors) The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Tabletop Radios, 1933-1959 The Big Book of Superfast Matchbox Toys: 1969-2004, Volume 2: Product Lines and Indexes (Schiffer Book for Collectors) The Book of Wagner & Griswold: Martin, Lodge, Vollrath, Excelsior (Schiffer Book for Collectors) The Big Book of Fenton Glass: 1940-1970 (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Matchbox Toys: The Tyco Years 1993-1994 (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) Cast Iron Toy Cook Stoves and Ranges: From A to Z (Schiffer Book for Collectors) A World of Bus Toys and Models (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Classic Miniature Vehicles: Northern Europe (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Aurora Slot Cars (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Action Figures of the 1960s (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Aurora Model Kits (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Enesco Then and Now: An Unauthorized Collector's Guide (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Josef Originals: Charming Figurines With Price Guide (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risque Kin (Schiffer Book for Collectors)