Hoffman 707 Lafayette 200 Harpers 6TR Kowa KT91 Mitsubishi 300 Crown 670 3 cuties Barlow 180 Crown 555 Standard 210 Toptone 610 Harpers 631 Capehart 203 Voss 6TR Star Lite 6TR Daylite 603 Harpers 900 Aiwa 6TR Crown 86 Seminole 801 Crown 800 Top Notch 6TR NEC 620 Linmark 80 Viscount 103 J-Travis TR8 Crown 666 Mitsubishi 360 Hi-Delity 330 Crestline 280 2 cuties Lafayette 91 2 Cuties
Ditto Global 900s Zephyr 930s Mignon IIA International 2 Standards Nipco Lafayette 253 Mitsubishi 870 Fossil Faux Crown 911 Sharp "Collie" Sony TR-86 3 Sweeties Sanyo and... a nice shtpkt Hitachi 666 Sharp 201 3 nice ones Jaguar 250 Global 711 Wilco ST-88 Sony TR-75 Sony TR-608

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the M31 gallery of Reverse Plastic Transistor Radios

"REVERSE PLASTIC" was a term in common parlance among transistor radio collectors in the late 1990s when I first made this page. These days (2007) it's no longer in usage -- it's pretty much been replaced by the more descriptive terms, "reverse-painted plastic," and "underpainted plastic."

The term "reverse painting" has been in usage about as long as glass has existed, and the concept behind all these terms involves the application of paint or metal foil on the underside of a transparent material, whether it be glass or plastic. Here are over 70 examples of transistor radio cabinets which made use of this technique...

2007 by Robert Davidson, transistors@abetterpage.com

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