Useful Print Transistor Radio Resources
Listed below are several books that are excellent sources of information of the history of transistor radios, various transistor radios, Zenith transistor radios, and the Zenith Transoceanics.
|This book offers the reader an excellent overview
of the most popular Zenith radio models. There is valuable information on
specific chassis designations and upgrades through the years. The author
is Norman R. Smith; published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
|Sam's Transistor Service Manuals (or TSM's) are essential books for servicing transistor radios. Volumes 1-15 will give the service information for most popular Zenith radios. For a comprehensive service library, one needs volumes 1-100. These TSM manuals are found frequently on Ebay. The books are still published and copyright protected.|
|The book is an interesting study
of the portable radio from the earliest days of radio through the sixties.
This book is a treasure-trove of good historical information. The author
is Michael Brian Smith; the book was published by the University of Arizona
press. The book was copyrighted in 1991.
||This book authored by Norman Smith
and copyrighted in 1998, provides an overview of American, Japanese, and
European transistor radios. The book is filled with bright, crystal clear
radio photographs. "Coffee Table" quality. The book is published
by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.|
|This book, co-authored by John H. Bryant, AIA,
and Harold H. Cones, Ph.D. is a definitive resource book on the development
of the Transoceanics and the various tube and transistor models. The book
is an excellent source of information on the transistor models. This book
is published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
||For those of us who used to listen of Rock and
Roll on transistor radios, this book offers an encyclopedia of all the early
artists. The author is Norm N. Nite. The book was published by Harper &
Row, Publishers; copyright 1974. This book can be found occasionally on
Amazon.com used books.|