HOW THE ZENITH WEBSITE STARTED

In 2000, my interest in transistor radios was rejuvenated when I purchased one—on a lark—from a local antique store. Also, a coworker told me about an Internet Auction Website called Ebay. The Ebay Website had many transistor radios for sale. Most of my early Ebay radio purchases were in poor condition and needed restoration. After restoring a number of my personal radios, I decided that perhaps, the same could be done for others. This Website and Zenith hobby repair shop are operated from my home workshop. This is not "business" ; but I do try to recoup my costs for spare parts radios, new parts, test equipment, the Website, and some small return for my time. My interest is restoring radios rather than that of being a collector; however, there are a small number of Zenith transistor radios on the display shelf..

WHY ZENITH ???

In 2000, after purchasing the small collection of Zenith transistor radios from Ebay sellers, I bought several of Zenith hobby books written by John Bryant and Harold Cones. Also, I obtained the nice Zenith transistor radio story written by Norman Smith. From my reading, it was clear that Zenith was an innovative American company, obsessed with producing quality products, and treating its employees and retail vendors fairly. I was impressed particularly by its War World II patriotic decision to continue to manufacture quality wartime equipment and not gouge the US government. The valiant fight the Zenith Corporation waged against the import deluge that started in the late 1950's is truly impressive..

PERSONAL FAVORITES

If I could have only 5 Zenith transistor radios........
    Royal 500, Royal 950, Royal 755, Royal 500H, Royal Transoceanic D7000Y
If I could have only 4 Zenith transistor radios........
    Royal 500, Royal 755, Royal 500H, Royal Transoceanic D7000Y
If I could have only 3 Zenith transistor radios........
    Royal 500, Royal 500H, Royal Transoceanic D7000Y
If I could have only 2 Zenith transistor radios........
    Royal 500H, Royal Transoceanic D7000Y
If I could have only 1 Zenith transistor radio........
   Royal Transoceanic D7000Y

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