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c.1961 Seminole 801

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 1 5/8 inches / 114 x 65 x 41 mm
Eight transistors (Hitachi), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Hayakawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan (Sharp)

One of the more decorative transistor radios to have been produced in the 1960s, this Seminole 801 is the better and less-commonly-found of two versions: The more commonly found version, the Seminole TR-221, emblazons its model number along the bottom of the multicolored reverse painted star field, wrecking the whole effect, methinks...

Seminole 801


Seminole 801


tuning dial and stars


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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