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1957 Standard SR-F22

Shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
4 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches / 114 x 73 x 32 mm
Six transistors, superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Standard Radio Co., Ltd., Japan

Every collector has a fish that got away, and this is mine, one of the very first Standard SR-F22s ever made — it had a serial number just above 240, and the serial number was typewritten on a pasted tag of paper rather than printed on a label. The cabinet color was not quite as green as this old scan from my M31 Transistor Radios website page, but it was nothing like the smooth, soft pale green of other SR-F22s or Mignons I've seen since. I honestly have no idea whether I sold it, traded it, or it simply got lost among the many other things that have gone missing in my move from the US to Europe ten years ago, and maybe it's still tucked away somewhere in a tub in storage — I'd really like to think so!

1957 Standard SR-F22

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