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c.1962 "Top-Notch"

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
3 13/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/16 inches / 97 x 60 x 27 mm
Six transistors (TEN), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufacturer unknown, Japan
Distributor unknown

Fairly unique in that the reverse-painted plastic covers the entire face of the radio's cabinet, including beneath the speaker grille, as did the c.1961 Daylite TN-603 shirt pocket radio.


"Top-Notch"


"Top-Notch"


back face, including battery cover — a sign of things to come....


full-bodied reverse-plastic face....

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