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1959 Penny's Toshiba 6TP-408

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
2 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 15/16 inches / 73 x 60 x 24 mm
Six transistors (Toshiba), superheterodyne circuit
Three teeny UM-5 cells
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

Marketed in the US under the "Penny's" brand, this Toshiba 6TP-408 is another nice example of Toshiba's miniature transistor radios: it shares a lot in common with the 6TP-357 but has a much more "metallic" look than the 357 -- still a pretty little radio by any standard.

Penny's Toshiba 6TP-408

Penny's Toshiba 6TP-408

Penny's Toshiba 6TP-408

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