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1956 RCA 8-BT-8FE

Micro-table / coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 5/8 x 3 5/16 x 1 5/8 inches / 143 x 100 x 41 mm
Four transistors (RCA, 2x 2N109, 2N139, 2N140), superheterodyne circuit
One tubular 9-volt battery

Ivory front half and a pink back half. What a great looking radio, an American classic. One of the two 2N109 transistors is shielded (see photo below).

1956 RCA 8-BT-8FE


1956 RCA 8-BT-8FE


inside back cover


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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