Vintage Sony Transistor Radio, Model TR-730, AM Band, 7 Transistors, Made In Japan, Circa 1961
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A large American-made coat pocket set circa late 1950's. An unusual desing with the dial on the bottom and the speaker on top. (Hints of the mid 1930's 'tombstone" or upright tabletop design). This particular model has been nicknamed the "Bow Tie" radio due to the shape of the plastic underneath the dial.
Vintage Silvertone Transistor Radio, Model 4206 (Blue Mist Case), AM Band 6 Transistors, Sold by Sears, Roebuck, Made In USA, Circa 1962 - 1963
Pictured with its battery - a Silvertone 9-volt Mercury battery (no. 6422). This radio was also offered with a black case (model 4205) and a beige case (model 4207).
Focusing on the culture & history & design of pocket transistor radios manufactured during the 1950's & 1960's!
Focusing on the culture & history & design of pocket transistor radios manufactured during the 1950's & 1960's! - ZENITH ROYAL 500H - Focusing on the design and history of pocket transistor radios manufactured between 1954 and 1965.
Sony TR-2K Kit Radio, 1955
Much has been made of Apple drawing on the the work of Dieter Rams for Braun, but I can’t help feeling that the influence of this little known Sony TR-2K kit transistor radio has been overlooked. …
Vintage Arvin Transistor Radio, Model 61R48 (Chestnut), AM Band, 7 Transistors, Shown With Front Leather Cover Attached, Made In USA, Circa 1961
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