Mike’s impressive collection of early production transistor radios

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Thomas, who shares the following reply to our recently post highlighting a number of novelty radios. Mike writes:

That is a nice collection of novelty radios. I have a few of them but tend to focus on early production transistors.

[Here is a] picture of my collection:

This is a large photo–click to open and zoom in.

Wow! What a remarkable collection, Mike! Thank you for sharing!

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3 thoughts on “Mike’s impressive collection of early production transistor radios

  1. Mario

    Beautiful collection of the early days of transistor radios and thanks for the post. I started with 2-transistor radio but found out that friends had 6- and even 12-transistor models. Lots of these could be bought at the local five and dime and even drug stores. I think that the 2-transistor models were the cheapest and easiest to import because they were considered more of a toy as opposed to the higher-end 6 and 12 transistor radios. Lots of us graduated from crystal receivers to these types as shown in the post and they opened up a new world of radio listening pleasure.

    Again thank you for the happy trip down radio memory lane.

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  3. Tom Reitzel

    This picture transports me back in time, not quite physically! LoL

    Although I can’t remember the brand (white, 11 transistor Panasonic?), I remember holding it in my hands and tuning it with the dial.


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