c.1961 Minivox RR-34B
Shirt pocket clock radio
3 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 inches / 98 x 73 x 25 mm
MW, six transistors (Matsushita: 3x 2SA101, 2SB171, 2x 2SB172), one OA90 diode, superheterodyne circuit
One tubular 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Minivox SA; La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
A beautiful, sweet little pocket radio with rich reverse-painted plastic and a gorgeous Swiss-made clock on its face. Except for the clock, all components in this radio were made in Japan.
The manufacturer claims that the original c.1960 Minivox RR-34 was "THE WORLD'S FIRST AND SMALLEST POCKETSIZE CLOCK-RADIO" — true or not, this is the second version of that set, the RR-34B, providing a stronger audio output than the first version and using a single tubular 9-volt battery for power rather than three 1.5-volt cells.