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1958 Sanyo 6C-8

Small coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 3/4 x 3 x 1 1/4 inches / 120 x 76 x 32 mm
Six transistors (Sony), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Japan

A bit odd in its looks, this 6C-8 model's cabinet design was vastly improved upon in an export model sold in the US under the Channel Master name, the 6501.

Sanyo 6C-8 and Channel Master 6501

Sanyo 6C-8 and Channel Master 6501

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