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c.1960 Radionette Kurer Transi

Portable radio
13 1/4 x 9 x 4 3/4 inches / 337 x 230 x 120 mm
MW, LW, 2 SW bands
Seven transistors (2x OC74, 2x OC75, 2x OC169, OC170), three OA79 diodes, superheterodyne circuit
Five 1.5-volt "D" cells
Manufactured by Radionette, Oslo

The Radionette Kurer ("Courier") was the first transistor radio made in Norway, manufactured from 1958 to 1962 — this example, I think, was made in 1960. A massive "lunchbox" job with a textured vinyl-covered wood cabinet that was so unfortunately typical of early Western European transistor radio models.

And this example is a Kurer "Transi" version — the "Transi" designation appears to have been used only on export models.

Radionette Kurer

Radionette Kurer tuning dial

label on inside back — click on photo for a larger image

close-up of label schematic — click on photo for a larger image

chassis — click on photo for a larger image

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