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c.1958 Sony TR-608

Portable radio, thermoplastic cabinet
7 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches / 198 x 110 x 45 mm
Six transistors (Sony), superheterodyne circuit
Three 1.5-volt "C" cells
Manufactured by Sony Corp., Japan

A true beauty in its own right but lost among all the buzz and glamor of earlier and much more rare Sony portables such as the TR-6 and the TR-66 and etc. As you can see from the photo, this is a "Gendis" model, sold in Canada.

Sony TR-608

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