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circa 1959 Crown TR-999

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 11/16 x 3 x 1 3/16 inches / 119 x 76 x 30 mm
Nine transistors (Hitachi), superheterodyne circuit
Two 1.5-volt AA cells
Manufactured by Crown Radio Corp., Tokyo
Distributed by Shriro Trading Corp., New York

One of Crown's two "monster" shirt pocket radios, the other one being the TR-911, and no surprise here that these two models share the same chassis.

Crown TR-999

Crown TR-999

inside back

chassis (click on photo for a larger image)

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