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1959 Siemens T1

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 1 5/8 inches / 124 x 84 x 41 mm
MW radio, six transistors (Siemens, OC44, 2x OC45, 3x TF65), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Siemens, Germany

Siemens's first transistor radio. (Siemens-Austria (WSW), which produced the Transetta in 1958, was a separate company from Germany's Siemens Corporation.)

Nicknamed the "soap dish" (as in a travel soap dish) for obvious reasons, this is certainly one of the more stylish Western European pocket radios of its time.


1959 Siemens T1


1959 Siemens T1


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