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1958 Siemens-Austria (WSW) Transetta 581

Small portable radio, nylon cabinet
6 7/8 x 4 x 2 1/8 inches / 175 x 102 x 54 mm
MW, seven transistors (OC44, 2x OC45, 2x OC71, 2x OC72), one diode, superheterodyne circuit
Three tubular 3-volt batteries
Manufactured by Siemens Austria (WSW), Vienna

A beautiful and well-crafted radio — in terms of size, this would almost be a coat pocket radio if it didn't have a handle. The tuning scale is calibrated in meters/10 (200 - 550 meters) rather than kHz.

1958 Siemens-Austria (WSW) Transetta 581

tuning dial

1958 Siemens-Austria (WSW) Transetta 581

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