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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

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