Transistor Radios Around the World

Home --- Timeline --- Radios by Country

Before '54 --- US --- Western Europe --- Japan --- East Bloc and USSR


c.1960 Mitsubishi 6X-870

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 1 1/4 inches / 105 x 71 x 32 mm
Six transistors (Hitachi), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Mfg. Co., Japan

May have been released in late 1959. Small, slim and beautiful, with a painted metal speaker grille — by far the best shirt pocket radio made by Mitsubushi in terms of cabinet design and ergonomics.

Mitsubishi 6X-870


inside back cover


chassis — click on photo for a larger image

back to '60s Japan index page



All content 2014 by Robert Davidson, worldtransistors@gmail.com All Rights Reserved