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c.1959 Continental TR-215

Micro-table / coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 13/16 x 3 1/2 x 1 11/16 inches / 148 x 89 x 43 mm
Six transistors (Toshiba, 2S45, 2S52, 2S53, 2S54, 2x 2S56, +1N60 diode), superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5-volt AA cells
Distributed by Continental Merchandise Co. Inc., New York
Manufactured by Sharp (Hayakawa Electric Co.Ltd.)

This example was produced in early 1959.

Continental TR-215

Continental TR-215

inside back

chassis (click on photo for a larger image)

photocopy of an undated Continental brochure —
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