1963 Нева-2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 2
Coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 15/16 x 3 13/16 x 1 7/16 inches / 151 x 97 x 37 mm
2-band LW/MW, seven transistors (Russian, 2x П-14, 2x П-15A, 3x П-401), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured at Leningrad NOVATOR Works / TEMP (ТЭМП), Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)
This is the "cabinet version 2" of the 1963 Neva-2 — as far as I can tell, both cabinet versions began production in 1963, with "version 1" (my designation) most likely preceeding "version 2". Neither version would have won any prizes for cabinet design, but both incorporated innovative design techniques:
"Version 1" of the Neva-2 puts its name in raised-lettering plastic separate from the cabinet itself, a technique also found on Poland's Eltra and Koliber models but rarely found on transistor radio cabinets from any other country, East or West.
This "Version 2" of the Neva-2 cabinet shows something even more unique: Its "Heba 2" name is not painted or stamped on the ivory plastic surface, but is plastic lettering that somehow has been joined seamlessly into its surrounding plastic — if you run your finger over the name, you can't feel anything but a smooth surface. This is something I've never seen on any other transistor radio cabinet.