The story behind the ownership of this radio. This is owned by a friend of mine. He and his father owned a TV shop in Hickory NC a long time ago. The son is now blind and 60 and has asked me to sell 4 or 5 of his items. This works when plugged in and it also works from sunlight.
I tested it today and it works both ways. Here's the negative- Please Read this. I want you to be aware of a problem with this item. The Solar Panel arms, both left and right side, were badly broken.
I superglued them back together but I don't know if they will hold up long-term. Please look at the photos. This has the case and leather pouches and marketing material...The radio works but I think the really cool stuff is actually the cool gold colored box it came in and all the marketing materials--- pretty nostalgic for some of us older folks! The item "Vintage Zenith Royal 555 Solar Powered Transistor Radio Sun Charger 555C" is in sale since Monday, November 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Transistor Radios". The seller is "ledude2367" and is located in Hickory, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.