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c.1962 Aladdin AL65

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
3 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches / 94 x 60 x 29 mm
Six transistors (Matsushita), superheterodyne circuit
Two 1.5-volt AA cells
Distributed by Americana Industries Inc., New York / Interocean Commerce Corp., New York

A really sweet little Japanese shirt pocket radio with a nicely textured speaker grille and superb reverse-painted dial area — and the black and gold "Aladdin's lamp" badge really is the cherry on top. A variation on this set is the MODERNAGE 612

Aladdin AL65

Aladdin AL65

inside back face

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