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c.1959 Standard SR-D210

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
3 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches / 94 x 63.5 x 29 mm
Four transistors (Sony, 2T76, 2T85, 2T725(?), one unknown), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Standard Radio Co., Ltd., Japan

This may have been the first Japanese shirt pocket radio to have made use of a clever reverse-painted plastic trick: adding a 1.5 mm (1/16") lip around the edge of the reverse-painted area, giving the clear plastic face the illusion of extra depth. Other radios that used this same technique included the Harpers 6-transistor and the Daylite TN-603, plus all their many variations and AKA names.

c.1959 Standard SR-D210


c.1959 Standard SR-D210 — its cloisonne badge is missing
here and has been replaced by a piece of brass foil


inside back cover


chassis — click on photo for a larger image

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