Transistor Radios Around the World

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1959 Toptone AR-65

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16 inches / 92 x 63 x 37 mm
Six transistors (Hitachi), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tokyo Optical & Radio MFG Co., Ltd., Tokyo

Another great design from Toptone, a true classic: so short and squat in size, with a "Googie" grille that wraps around three sides of the cabinet face — one of the most memorable little radios that's not quite a "micro".

Toptone AR-65

Toptone AR-65

inside back cover

chassis — click on photo for a larger image

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