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1957 Westinghouse H-653P6

Micro-table radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 inches / 154 x 79 x 40 mm
Six transistors (Texas Instruments, 3x 2N185, 2N254, 2N352, one unidentified), superheterodyne circuit
One tubular 9-volt battery
Made by Westinghouse Electric Corp., Metuchen, New Jersey

A beautiful micro-table radio — a beautiful radio of any kind! The cabinet and chassis layout are similar to the 1957 Westinghouse H-612P5, but with a different transistor complement.

Because the speaker and its large copper plate housing are soldered to the chassis board, obscuring the components underneath, it's hard to identify the components on the board — I was able to identify five silver oval Texas Instruments transistors, listed above, but the sixth is hidden.

Westinghouse H-653P6

Westinghouse H-653P6


Westinghouse H-653P6

Westinghouse H-653P6


Westinghouse H-653P6

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