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c.1959 Kobe Kogyo KT-63

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 3/8 x 2 13/16 x 1 3/8 inches / 111 x 72 x 35 mm
Six transistors (TEN: 2S30, 2x 2S31, 2S32, 2x 2S33), one diode, one varistor (TEN, KV-1)
Superheterodyne circuit
Manufactured by Kobe Kogyo Corporation; Kobe, Japan

A unique and beautiful radio. The entire face of this radio is reverse-painted plastic, except for the tuning dial area — just the reverse of most radios with reverse-painted plastic!

Kobe Kogyo KT-63


Kobe Kogyo KT-63


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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