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1960 Toshiba 8TP-90

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches / 113 x 70 x 32 mm
Eight transistors (Toshiba), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

One of Toshiba's most memorable "stylings", inspired by automotive designs of the day — commonly referred to by collectors as the "Concentric Ring". (What may look like tarnish marks on the grill are actually just reflections of me and my camera!)


1960 Toshiba 8TP-90
(What looks like tarnish on the grille are actually just reflections in the photo)


1960 Toshiba 8TP-90


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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