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c.1959 Hoffman BP 707

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/4 inches / 114 x 68 x 32 mm
Seven transistors (TEN, 2SA30, 2x 2SA31, 2SA32, 2x 2SA33, 2SA37), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Distributed by Hoffman Radio Corp., Los Angeles, USA
Manufactured by Hayakawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan (Sharp)

One of the earlier shirt pocket transistor radios from US radio makers to be manufactured in Japan, and a really gorgeous radio, especially with its purple reverse-painted plastic dial area offset against a silver-colored metal grill, some brass trim, and a beige cabinet.

Hoffman BP 707


Hoffman BP 707


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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