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1958 Toshiba 6TR-188

Coat pocket radio, thermosetting plastic cabinet
5 13/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches / 148 x 82.5 x 41 mm
Six transistors (Toshiba: 2S45, 2S52, 2S53, 2S54, 2x 2S56, +1N60A diode)
Superheterodyne circuit
One tubular 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), Kawasaki, Japan

Same cabinet dimensions and tuning dial / vol knob layout as the earlier 6TR-186, but a different circuit and chassis layout.

This Toshiba TR-188 is one of many radios made by various manufacturers distributed by the German department store and mail-order house, Neckermann.


1958 Toshiba 6TR-188


1958 Toshiba 6TR-188


inside back


chassis (click on photo for a larger image)

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