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1959 Toshiba 6TP-304

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/16 inches / 113 x 67 x 30 mm
Six transistors (Toshiba), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

Nicknamed by collectors as the "Toshiba Coffin", one of the most unique and memorable transistor pocket radio cabinet designs to have found its way onto the US market.


Toshiba 6TP-304


Toshiba 6TP-304


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image



page 3 from an undated four-page Toshiba brochure

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