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1958/59 Emerson 888 Atlas

Small portable / large coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 2 1/16 inches / 168 x 103 x 52 mm
Eight transistors (Emerson, E051A, E052, E053, E054B, E055, 2x E052, E083), superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5v "AA" cells
Manufactured by Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corp., New York

Unlike the Pioneer, Vanguard, and Explorer 888 models, this Atlas 888 model was named not after any satellite but rather a launch vehicle — the first 1957 Atlas rocket was purposed as an ICBM missile, and then in 1958 and later on the Atlas was used for non-military purposes such as satellite launches.

Emerson 888 Atlas

Emerson 888 Atlas

Emerson 888 Atlas

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