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1961 Toshiba 6TC-485

Pocket travel clock radio, leatherette and thermoplastic cabinet
4 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 1/2 inches / 122 x 71 x 63.5 mm
Six transistors, 2 diodes (Toshiba), superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5-volt AA cells
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

Definitely the most unique and original of the travel clock transistor radios made at the time, the 6TC-485 is an example of Toshiba's cabinet design innovations that sometimes went beyond mere styling.

Toshiba 6TC-485

Toshiba 6TC-485

Toshiba 6TC-485

back face

Toshiba 6TC-485

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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