1960 Loewe Opta 5900 "Dandy"
Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 5/16 inches / 114 x 73 x 33 mm
MW radio, six transistors, superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Loewe-(Opta), West Germany
The example I have is absolutely "new" in appearance — the ivory-and-black cabinet is utterly glossy and completely free of scratches — and maybe that's why I love this radio so much, but I doubt that's the only reason: it's a beautifully designed pocket radio made Loewe Opta, a highly design-conscious manufacturer. For me, there's just something about the proportions of this radio that makes it as appealing as many flashier pocket radios of its time.