Transistor Radios Around the World

Home --- Timeline --- Radios by Country

Before '54 --- North America --- Western Europe --- Japan and Pacific --- East Bloc and USSR


1960 Kowa KT-91

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/16 inches / 113 x 70 x 32 mm
Nine transistors (Toshiba), superheterodyne circuit
Two 1.5-volt AA cells
Most likely manufactured by Crown Radio Corp., Tokyo, Japan
Distributed by Kowa American, Inc., New York

Same chassis and cabinet layout as the Harpers GK-900, Lafayette FS-91 and the Viscount/Chic KT-91. Please see my Crown production date codes page for why I believe these OEM models were made by Crown/Asahi Musen.


Kowa KT-91


Kowa KT-91


Harpers GK-900, Kowa KT-91, Lafayette FS-91, Viscount KT-91


inside back


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

back to '60s Japan index page



All content 2014 by Robert Davidson, worldtransistors@gmail.com All Rights Reserved