Transistor Radios Around the World

Home --- Timeline --- Radios by Country

Before '54 --- North America --- Western Europe --- Japan and Pacific --- East Bloc and USSR

1959 Westinghouse H-698P7

Portable radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 7/8 x 4 x 2 inches / 175 x 100 x 50 mm
Seven transistors, superheterodyne circuit
Four 1.5v AA cells
Made by Westinghouse Electric Corp., Metuchen, New Jersey

Too big to be called a coat pocket radio, and often referred to as the "Westinghouse bow tie" for obvious reasons. I think it's a memorable design regardless of its hefty proportions, and the pale shade of yellow on the cabinet housing set against the white plastic speaker grill is outstanding.

Westinghouse H-698P7

Westinghouse H-698P7

back to US index page

All content 2014 by Robert Davidson, All Rights Reserved