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1958 Sharp TR-180

Coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 13/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 9/16 inches / 148 x 87 x 40 mm
Six transistors (Hitachi: 2N215, 2x 2N217, 2x 2N218, 2N219, + 1N34A glass diode)
Superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5-volt "AA" cells
Manufactured by Hayakawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan (Sharp)

Nearly identical in cabinet and chassis to the Sharp TR-173 "Collie", also produced in 1958. This TR-180 example was assembled in late 1958.

1958 Sharp TR-180


1958 Sharp TR-180


inside back cover


chassis (click on photo for a larger image)

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