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By "Japanese a.k.a. ('also-known-as') transistor radios," I obviously mean radios which share a lot in common, but this term isn't limited to the "look-alike radios" term often used by collectors. So along with radios sharing

same cabinet, with cosmetic variations at times , and often the same chassis -- but a different name, sometimes different model number as well
(e.g., Candle / Melodic / Realistic)

I would also add,

same name, model number, and chassis, but a different cabinet face. (e.g., Linmark T-80s),

and,

one of a series of changes made on a particular model, with cabinet alterations often accompanied by chassis alterations (e.g., Echos).


Also included in these listings, wherever possible, is the name of the radio's actual manufacturer...



(Some of the info for this section comes from an article of mine published in the September 1995 issue of Transistor Network, "Japanese Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets..."; some more comes from a conversation with Eric Wrobbel; some more comes from mfr/distributor/brand name indexes found in early '60s issues of Electronics World and Electronic Technician; some more from Norm Smith's book, Transistor Radios 1954-1968, 1998 by Norman Smith; and the rest comes from whatever other tidbits I've picked up here & there since 1995. But all of this is still just the tip of the ol' a.k.a. iceberg...)

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ACME "Tops All" CH-610 horizontal shirtpocket transistor
MFR: Toptone ( Tokyo Optical & Radio Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
a.k.a., Haltone AR-610
a.k.a., 1961 Toptone AR-610

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Air Chief 4C54 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Linmark T-80

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Airline GEN-1131A horizontal shirtpocket transistor
MFR: Sharp (Hayakawa Electric Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Sharp TR-201

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Airline GEN-1212A horizontal coatpocket transistor
MFR: Sharp (Hayakawa Electric Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Sharp TR-173 "Collie"

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Aiwa AR-665 mini shirtpocket transistor
MFR: Aiwa Co., Ltd.
a.k.a., Norwood AR-665
a.k.a., Zephyr AR-665

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Aladdin AL-65 mini vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., MODERNAGE 612

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Alpha M6M horizontal shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Shalco M6M

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Alpha "Shaltone" horizontal coatpocket transistor clock radio
a.k.a., Olympic CT999

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B

Barlow 6T-180 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Crestline 6T-180
a.k.a., Imperial 6T-180

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C

Candle PTR-60S mini vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Melodic Princess MT-60
a.k.a., Realistic "Petite 6"

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Captain YT-161
a.k.a, Hamilton YT-161 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a, Howard YT-161
a.k.a, Raleigh YT-161
a.k.a, Universal YT-161

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Candle 8TR horizontal coatpocket transistor
a.k.a., Hilton 8TR

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Commodore 600
a.k.a., Crown TR-680
a.k.a., Play Boy 6-transistor vertical shirtpocket

Commodore YTR-601 mini vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Hi-Lite YTR-601

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Continental TR-208 vertical shirtpocket transistor
MFR: Sharp (Hayakawa Electric Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Sharp TR-208

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Crest VI 6 transistor vertical shirtpocket
a.k.a,Daylite TN-603
a.k.a, Harpers P65
a.k.a, Holiday P85

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Crestline 6T-180 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Barlow 6T-180
a.k.a., Imperial 6T-180

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Crown PR-535C 4-tube mini-tube small portable
MFR: Crown (Asahi Radio Mfg. Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Sterling PR-535C

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Crown TR-86 horizontal coatpocket transistor
MFR: Crown (Asahi Radio Mfg. Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Crown TR-610

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Crown TR-610 horizontal coatpocket transistor
MFR: Crown (Asahi Radio Mfg. Co., Ltd.)
a.k.a., Crown TR-86

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Crown TR-680
a.k.a., Commodore 600
a.k.a., Play Boy 6-transistor vertical shirtpocket

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Danube 6-transistor mini vertical shirtpocket
MFR: Tokai
a.k.a, Honeytone
a.k.a, Monarch
a.k.a, Tokai

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Daylite TN-603 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a, Crest VI
a.k.a, Harpers P65
a.k.a, Holiday P85

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Dynamic DR-820 8 transistor vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a, Zephyr ZR-620 6-transistor vertical shirtpocket

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1961 Echo TRK-225 vertical shirtpocket transistor
a.k.a., Echo "Boy's" radio

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