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circa 1959 Joni 6J (TRN-6J)

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/16 inches / 117 x 73 x 27 mm
Six transistors, superheterodyne circuit
Two 1.5-volt AA cells
Manufactured by Novel Dempa Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Not the handsomest of radios but a favorite "off-brand" of mine — it has the brass-rimmed round grille and a very thin 1 1/16" cabinet thickness — and I especially like the color on this example, a beautiful pale green. The "circa 1959" date here is to indicate this set may have been first produced in 1959 but not marketed until 1960.

Joni 6J

Joni 6J

Joni 6J

inside back cover

Joni 6J

Advertisement in March 1960 Japanese trade journal, "VOLT"

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