The M31 gallery of reverse plastic:

c.1960 Global GR-711

a.k.a., Zephyr GR-711, 3 3/4"H x 2 3/4"W x 1"D...

The 711 came in at least five cabinet colors: ivory, black, red, blue (shown here), and -- rarely -- lavender...

For cabinet design, its kinda silly and its kinda cool -- one of the truly classic reverse-painted plastic transistor radios. And note that the words, "GLOBAL" and "TRANSISTOR" are stamped on the outside face of the reverse-painted plastic -- this combination of surface-stamping and underpainting can be found on a number of other gorgeous radios, such as the Crown TR-555 and the Zephyr ZR-930, to name just two.

2007 by Robert Davidson,

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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