Transistor Radios Around the World

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Before '54 --- North America --- Western Europe --- Japan and Pacific --- East Europe and USSR



Radios by Country: --- Europe and USSR --- Japan and Pacific ---North America


Australia:

Philips Australia 225 transistor radio

1959
Philips Australia 225

see Philips Fanette page for overview



Japan:

Koyo Parrot subminiature tube radio

1954(?) Koyo Parrot
KR-4S1

4-tube subminiature tube radio, date uncertain
Sony TR-63 transistor radio

1957 Sony TR-63

March '57, first Japanese transistor radio exported to the US
Koyo Weston KR-6TS1T transistor radio

1957 Koyo Weston
KR-6TS1T

Standard SR-F22 transistor radio

1957 Standard SR-F22

first Standard shirt pocket — August '57?
Hitachi TH-621 transistor radio

1957 Hitachi TH-621

September '57, first Hitachi shirt pocket
Sanyo Channel Master 6501 transistor radio

1958 Channel
Master 6501

Continental TR-150 transistor radio

1958 Continental
TR-150

Crown TR-333 transistor radio

1958 Crown TR-333

(circa '58 — may have been '59)
Crown TR-666 transistor radio

1958 Crown TR-666

(circa '58 — may have been '59)
Echo TRK-225 transistor radio

1958 Echo TRK-225

Harlie TR-10 transistor radio

1958 Harlie TR-10

Hitachi TH-667 transistor radio

1958 Hitachi TH-667

National EB-165 transistor radio

c.1958
National EB-165

this version of the EB-165 was produced at least through 1959,
and an earlier version of this set may have been produced in 1957
Realistic Hi-Fiver transistor radio

1958 Realistic
"Hi-Fiver"

Sanyo 6C-8 transistor radio

1958 Sanyo
6C-8

Sharp TR-173 Collie transistor radio

1958 Sharp
TR-173 "Collie"

Sharp TR-180 transistor radio

1958 Sharp TR-180

Sony TFM-151 AM/FM transistor radio

1958 Sony TFM-151

Nov '58, world's first FM transistor radio
Sony TR-75 transistor radio

c.1958 Sony TR-75

Sony TR-608 transistor radio

c.1958 Sony TR-608

Sony TR-610 transistor radio

1958 Sony TR-610

Nov '58, first Japanese large-production transistor radio exported to the US
Standard Mignon FT-7 transistor radio

1958 Mignon FT-7

Standard SR-F25 transistor radio

1958 Standard SR-F25

Toptone AR-610 transistor radio

1958 Toptone AR-610

Toshiba 6TR-186 transistor radio

1958 Toshiba 6TR-186

Toshiba 6TR-188 transistor radio

1958 Toshiba 6TR-188

Toshiba 6TP-219 transistor radio

1958 Toshiba 6TP-219

Toshiba TR-193 transistor radio

1958 Toshiba TR-193

probably introduced in late 1958, mostly produced in '59
Aiwa AR-630 transistor radio

c.1959 Aiwa AR-630

Constant Barlow 6T-180 transistor radio

c.1959 Barlow
(Constant) 6T-180

Sanyo Channel Master 6503 transistor radio

c.1959 Channel
Master 6503

Continental TR-100 transistor radio

1959('58?)
Continental TR-100

Continental TR-215 transistor radio

c.1959 Continental
TR-215

Sharp Coronado RA50 transistor radio

c.1959 Sharp
Coronado RA50

Crown TR-555 transistor radio

1959 Crown TR-555

Crown TR-670 transistor radio

1959 Crown TR-670

Crown TR-7S TR-777 transistor radio

1959 Crown TR-7S
(TR-777)

Crown TR-800 transistor radio

1959 Crown TR-800

Crown TR-911 transistor radio

c.1959 Crown TR-911

Crown TR-999 transistor radio

c.1959 Crown TR-999

Fuji Denki TRB-603 transistor radio

c.1959 Fuji Denki TRB-603

Hitachi TH-666 transistor radio

1959 Hitachi TH-666

Hoffman BP 707 transistor radio

c.1959 Hoffman BP 707

Standard Jefferson-Travis JT-204 transistor radio

c.1959 (Standard)
Jefferson-Travis JT-204

Kobe Kogyo KT-63 transistor radio

c.1959 Kobe Kogyo
KT-63

Lafayette FS-200 transistor radio

1959 Lafayette FS-200

manufactured by Asahi Musen (Crown)
Standard Mignon IIA transistor radio

c.1959 Mignon IIA

Mitsubishi 6X-300 transistor radio

1959 Mitsubishi 6X-300

National AB-235 transistor radio

c.1959 National AB-235

NEC NT-61 transistor radio

c.1959 NEC NT-61

NEC NT-620 transistor radio

1959 NEC NT-620

Novel Dempa Joni TRN-6J transistor radio

c.1959 Novel Dempa
Joni TRN-6J

may have been 1960
NVC 7TA-1X transistor radio

c.1959 NVC
7TA-1X

MW / SW portable
Olympic 666 transistor radio

1959 Olympic 666

(possibly '58?) one of the first US transistor radios to be produced in Japan
Packard Bell transistor radio

1959(58?)
Packard Bell
(Aiwa chassis)

Constant Personna TR 600 transistor radio

c.1959 Personna
(Constant) TR 600

Shirasuna Denki Benida 6TR-270 transistor radio

1959 Shirasuna Denki
Benida 6TR-270

Sony TR-86 transistor radio

1959 Sony TR-86

Standard SR-D210 transistor radio

1959 Standard SR-D210

Tokai Motorola X11 transistor radio

1959 Tokai Motorola X11

Toptone AR-65 transistor radio

1959 Toptone AR-65

Toshiba Penneys 6TP-243 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba
"Penney's" 6TP-243

Toshiba 6TP-304 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba 6TP-304

Toshiba 6TP-309 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba 6TP-309

Toshiba 6TP-309A transistor radio

1959 Toshiba 6TP-309A

Toshiba 6TP-314A transistor radio

1959 Toshiba 6TP-314A

Toshiba Trancel 6TP-348 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba
"Trancel" 6TP-348

Toshiba 6TP-357 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba
6TP-357

Toshiba 6TP-408 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba
6TP-408

Toshiba 6TR-92 transistor radio

1959 Toshiba 6TR-92

Voss transistor radio

c.1959 Voss 6-transistor

Yaou 6G-908 transistor radio

1959 Yaou 6G-908

Global GR-711 transistor radio

c.1960 Global GR-711

Global GR-900 transistor radio

c.1960 Global GR-900

Constant Hi-Delity 6T-330 transistor radio

c.1960 "Hi-Delity"
(Constant) 6T-330

Harpers GK-631 transistor radio

1960 Harpers GK-631

Harpers GK-900 transistor radio

1960 Harpers GK-900

Kowa KT-91 transistor radio

1960 Kowa KT-91

Lafayette FS-91 transistor radio

1960 Lafayette FS-91

Linmark T-80 transistor radio

c.1960 Linmark T-80

may have been produced in 1959
Mitsubishi 6X-870 transistor radio

c.1960 Mitsubishi 6X-870

may have been late 1959
Realtone TR-801 Electra transistor radio

c.1960 Realtone
TR-801 "Electra"

Realtone TR-555 Galaxy transistor radio

c.1960 Realtone
TR-555 "Galaxy"

Sony TR-620 transistor radio

1960 Sony TR-620

Toshiba 6TP-385 transistor radio

1960 Toshiba 6TP-385

Toshiba 7TP-303 transistor radio

1960 Toshiba 7TP-303

Toshiba 7TP-352M transistor radio

1960 Toshiba 7TP-352M

Toshiba 7TP-352S transistor radio

1960 Toshiba 7TP-352S

Toshiba 8TP-90 transistor radio

1960 Toshiba 8TP-90

Toshiba Pennys 41-8TM-360 transistor radio

1960 Toshiba "Penny's"
41-8TM-360

Trav-ler TR-600 transistor radio

1960 Trav-ler TR-600

Viscount/Chic KT-91 transistor radio

1960 Viscount/Chic KT-91

Yaou transistor radio

1960 Yaou

Yaou General transistor radio

1960 Yaou General

Global Zephyr ZR-930 transistor radio

c.1960 Global
Zephyr ZR-930

Continental TR-801 transistor radio

c.1961
Continental TR-801

Daylite TN-603 transistor radio

c.1961
Daylite TN-603

Fidelity transistor radio

c.1961 Fidelity

Global Dynamic DTR-820 transistor radio

c.1961 Global
Dynamic DTR-820

Grand Prix GP-21 transistor radio

c.1961 Grand Prix
GP-21

Harpers transistor radio

c.1961
Harpers

Marvel 6 YR-15A transistor radio

c.1961 Marvel 6 YR-15A

NEC NT-730 transistor radio

1961/62 NEC NT-730

Seminole 801 transistor radio

c.1961
Seminole 801

Standard SR-H107 transistor radio

c.1961
Standard SR-H107

Toshiba 6TC-485 transistor radio

1961 Toshiba
6TC-485

Toshiba 8TM-41 transistor radio

1961 Toshiba
8TM-41

Zephyr ZR-740 transistor radio

c.1961 Zephyr
ZR-740

Aladdin AL65 transistor radio

c.1962 Aladdin AL65

Hinode transistor radio

c.1962 Hinode

Lafayette FS-206 transistor radio

c.1962 Lafayette FS-206

MODERNAGE 612 transistor radio

c.1962 MODERNAGE 612

MZK BC-Telecon transistor radio and CB walkie-talkie

c.1962 MZK BC-Telecon

AM radio and CB walkie-talkie
NEC NT-625 transistor radio

c.1962 NEC NT-625

Top-Notch transistor radio

c.1962 "Top-Notch"

Toshiba 6P-15 transistor radio

1962 Toshiba 6P-15

Toshiba 6TP-31A transistor radio

1962 Toshiba 6TP-31A

Viscount 6TP-103 transistor radio

c.1962 Viscount 6TP-103

Vista 966 transistor radio

c.1962 Vista 966

Zohar MTR 201 transistor radio

c.1962 Zohar MTR 201

Avis AS-615 transistor radio

c.1963 Avis AS-615


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