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c.1962 NEC NT-625

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/16 inches / 114 x 67 x 27 mm
Six transistors, superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Nippon Electric Co., Ltd., Japan

A pretty bland cabinet design even with the wavy speaker grille motif, but this radio is pretty unique in having a back face of the cabinet that mirrors the front face. (The 1959 Yaou 6G-908 does have a back face that mimics the front face's speaker grille but not the entire face.)

NEC NT-625

NEC NT-625

back face of cabinet

inside back cabinet

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