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circa 1959 Alpha M6M

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 5/16 inches / 110 x 75 x 33 mm
Six transistors (Hitachi), one diode, superheterodyne circuit
Manufactured by Nippon Alpha Electric Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Aka Shalco M6M, the cabinet plastic is what sets this radio apart from most others: whether blue (as in this example) or green or yellow or red, the color saturation of the plastic was very strong.

Alpha M6M

Alpha M6M


Alpha M6M

Alpha M6M


Alpha M6M

inside back


Alpha M6M

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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