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c.1959 Voxson 745 Zephyr 2

Small portable, thermoplastic cabinet
6 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 7/8 inches / 162 x 105 x 47.6 mm
MW radio, six transistors (OC44, 2x OC45, OC71, 2x OC72), superheterodyne circuit, vernier tuning
Six 1.5-volt cells
Manufactured by Voxson F.A.R.E.T., Rome

A very nice looking six-transistor small portable radio (just a bit too bulky to be coat pocket size). I'm assuming that this was the second Voxson transistor radio — unlike the first Voxson transistor model, the 2-band LW/MW 725 Zephyr, this set was a one-band MW radio that employed European transistors rather than RCA transistors.

Voxson 745 Zephyr 2

Voxson 745 Zephyr 2

Voxson 745 Zephyr 2

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