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c.1960 Radionette Kurer Transi

Portable radio
13 1/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches / 337 x 230 x 120 mm
MW, LW, 2 SW bands
Seven transistors (2x OC74, 2x OC75, 2x OC169, OC170), three OA79 diodes, superheterodyne circuit
Five 1.5-volt "D" cells
Manufactured by Radionette, Oslo

The Radionette Kurer ("Courier") was the first transistor radio made in Norway, manufactured from 1958 to 1962 — this example, I think, was made in 1960. A massive "lunchbox" job with a textured vinyl-covered wood cabinet that was so unfortunately typical of early Western European transistor radio models.

And this example is a Kurer "Transi" version — the "Transi" designation appears to have been used only on export models.


Radionette Kurer Transi

Radionette Kurer


Radionette Kurer Transi

Radionette Kurer tuning dial


Radionette Kurer Transi

label on inside back — click on photo for a larger image


Radionette Kurer Transi

close-up of label schematic — click on photo for a larger image


Radionette Kurer Transi

chassis — click on photo for a larger image

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