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Austria: 1960 Knirps TS60

Small coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 13/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches / 148 x 79 x 41 mm
MW, six transistors (2x OC44, OC45, OC71, 2x OC74 + OA79 diode), superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5v cells
Manufactured by Kristallwerk Graz, Austria

The "Knirps" badge is raised black plastic on the white grille face — a very nice design touch normally found, for whatever reasons, only on the cabinet faces of transistor radios made in East Bloc and Soviet countries (Poland's Eltra and Koliber models, Czechoslovakia's Tesla Doris and the Russian-made Neva-2). The tuning scale is calibrated in meters rather than kHz.

1960 Knirps TS60

1960 Knirps TS60

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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