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1960 Tesla T60 (2701B)

Pocket portable, thermoplastic cabinet
5 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches / 127 x 79 x 41 mm
MW, seven transistors (Tesla, 4x 103NU70, 2x 155NU70, 156NU70), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured by Tesla, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Tesla's second transistor radio and its first pocket-sized transistor radio, a very compact coat pocket radio with just about the same cabinet dimensions as the Koyo Parrot subminiature tube radio.

Between this 1960 T60 (2701B) and the 1961 2702B Doris, there was a transitional model with a production run much smaller than either the T60 or the Doris, known simply as the 2702B, with the same chassis as the Doris and looking very much like the T60 except for an extension to the cabinet's right side to make room for the larger chassis inside — this space was filled in with the word, "TRANSISTOR" in vertical black large-cap raised lettering — see the two images at the bottom of this page.

Tesla T60

1960 Tesla T60 (2701B)


Tesla T60

T60 (2701B) inside back cover


Tesla T60

T60 (2701B) chassis — click on the photo for a larger image


Tesla T60

T60 (2701B) schematic — click on the image for a larger view


Tesla T60

(top) Tesla T60 (2701B), (bottom) Tesla "transitional" 2702B


Tesla 2702B

"transitional" 2702B inside the cabinet


Tesla Doris

Tesla "Doris" 2702B

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