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1957 Bulova 620 "Comet"

Coat pocket / small portable radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 7/8 inches / 156 x 79 x 47.6 mm
Five transistors (Raytheon, D295, 2N48A, 2N382, 2N483, 2N631), superheterodyne circuit
One 9-volt battery
Made by Bulova Watch Corp.; Woodside, New York

Certainly one of the most memorably "Fifties-looking" transistor radios of its time.

Various print and web sources show the Bulova 620 as having either four or five transistors — in this example there are five, all made by Raytheon: four are top hats, and one (D295) is a blue oval.

Bulova 620 "Comet"


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image


inside back cover

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