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1959 Benida 6TR-270

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 x 2 9/16 x 1 5/16 inches / 102 x 65 x 33 mm
Six transistors (made by TEN), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Shirasuna Denki, Japan

A true "sleeping beauty" with an understated cabinet design incorporating two strongly-contrasting plastic colors in the cabinet (ivory and midnight blue), a textured metal grille, and a reverse-painted tuning dial. The red-and-ivory version of this set doesn't work nearly as well in this design scheme. Shirasuna Denki is best known among collectors for its "Silver" brand name of transistor radios.

1959 Benida 6TR-270

inside back cover


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