The M31 gallery of... American Classics !

1956 7-transistor Westinghouse H-587P7A,
1957 5-transistor Westinghouse H-612P5:

3 1/8"H x 6"W x 1 3/4"D

Westinghouse was one of the last US manufacturers to come up with a transistor radio. The '56 587 was the first Westinghouse transistor, and probably the '57 612 was the second. What's odd here is that Westinghouse produced a 7-transistor set as its first, and a 5-transistor set as its likely second transistor radio. Other than Raytheon, most manufacturers of early transistor radios used a minimal number of transistors in their first model, and then increased the transistor count in later models as time went on and the price of transistor devices dropped...

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2007 by Robert Davidson,

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American Classics
..Front Page

Beginning at
.. the beginning...

The first "serious"
.. transistor radio?

The most
.. popular one?

2 Tom Thumbs
Bookish Crosley
Emerson hybrid,
.. Emerson submin

the first 2 RCAs
2 Philco T-7s
Motorola 56T1
Emerson 849
.. gets no respect...

Raytheon T-100
a chrome monster
Emerson 555
A pair of RCA
.. primitives

.. Jet-Wing

A Westinghouse
.. Micro-table

2 Silvertone
.. primitives

Philco T-51
2 Admirals
West. "Bowtie"
The Late Great
.. Emerson 888s...

GE can't get
.. no respect...

3 Silvertone
.. shirtpockets

3 Philco
.. shirtpockets

a "Boomerang"
.. by Bulova

2 Arvin
.. shirtpockets

.. Mamma

.. "Super Seven"

2 Silvertone
.. coatpockets

Bulova "Super 6"
.. small beauty


2 Silvertone

Zenith Royal 50
..shtpkt series

Motorola's first
..Japanese set

two Motorola

Futura "earphone
.. only" shtpkt


'57 GE 715

..'64 Time Capsule

..'64 Time Capsule 2...

..'64 Time Capsule 3...

teeny Admiral

Wards Airline

1960 Arvin

teeny Bulova

Bulova watch


two Philco
..Japanese shtpkts

RCA shirtpocket