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1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches / 114 x 70 x 35 mm
Six transistors (Toshiba: 2S13, 2S14, 2S25, 2S52, 2x 2S56, + 1N60 diode), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

One of the earliest Toshiba shirt pocket transistor radios — a real beauty! The black/white cabinet face is accented by gold and red. The "slide rule" format tuning dial wasn't used much by Toshiba on its vertical shirt pocket radios — the 1959 Toshiba Trancel 6TP-348 is one other example.


1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

1958 Toshiba 6TP-219


1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

1958 Toshiba 6TP-219


1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

inside back


1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

chassis (click on photo for a larger image)

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