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c.1961 Schneider BIP

Vert/horiz. shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 x 3 x 1 1/8 inches / 154 x 76 x 29 mm
2-band MW/LW, six transistors (Thomson, 2x 2N321, 2N508; OC44, 2x OC45), superheterodyne circuit
One 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Schneider; Paris

A tall and thin (29 mm / 1 1/8 inches) pocket radio, one of the most stylish pocket radios to have been produced in France.

Like many European MW/LW radios, this set's MW band is calibrated in kHz and the LW band displays the handful of LW broadcasters by name. Radios made in France designated their bands as "PO" (Petites ondes) and "GO" (Grandes ondes), "PO" being MW, and "GO" LW.

Schneider BIP

Schneider BIP

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

circuit board (shown upside-down)

shown here in its intended horizontal tabletop position

back face of cabinet

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