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1959 GM Delco Oldsmobile transistor auto transportable:


3 3/4"H x 6 7/8"W x 1 3/4"D

The prettiest of several "transportables" --

A "transportable" radio was a transistor radio which belonged first & foremost underneath your car's dashboard -- but it was removable, portable, transportable -- you could take it on a picnic or to the beach if you wanted to, or place it on your desk or nightstand...

There were a half-dozen transportables, all apparently made for 1958 and '59 model Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs: this Olds radio is gorgeous for its having a completely chromed face, very "hep"!



Image from a January '59 article in RADIO & TV NEWS on the Delco transportables


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2007 by Robert Davidson, transistors@abetterpage.com


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