Can you identify this radio in Goldfinger?

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who writes:

As a tribute to Sean Connery, who passed away today, let’s see if your readers may identify this radio set found in Goldfinger from 1964:

Please comment if you can ID this radio in Goldfinger!

Thank you for sharing this, Carlos. Sean Connery was a great man and, no doubt, *the* James Bond for many of us. Rest in Peace Mr. Connery.

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8 thoughts on “Can you identify this radio in Goldfinger?

  1. Phillip Green

    It’s a G E C (General Electric Company Ltd.)
    We used to have one exactly the same in the ’60’s. I remember saying, when I saw the film, “There’s our radio!”
    I have a photo of me camping and the radio is in the background.

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  2. Lan

    Cannot ID the radio, but the blonde is the beautiful Shirley Eaton (as Jill Masterson). I have been looking for this radio for some time and at one point thought it might be Philips, or possibly Sony, but I can offer no proof. The search continues…

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  3. 13dka

    C’mon guys, this can’t be the one example where a radio wasn’t fully identified on the SWLing Post! 🙂

    I scoured radiomuseum.org for a matching radio of the period and if it is listed, it’s listed without pictures. However the radio has a pretty distinct feature, twin 3.5mm jacks on the front, a feature I’ve seen on a Sanyo radio of the period (-1964, when Goldfinger was released) with some striking similarity:

    https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sanyo_10s_p10.html

    That doesn’t necessarily mean the radio in the movie was a Sanyo though – everything was possible in the MITI governed radio production of the 60s, with gazillions of OEM jobs for western businesses.

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  4. Mario

    As a teenager I went with friends back in ’64 to the local movie theater to see Goldfinger. I agree with Gary hihi.

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  5. Dave

    I can’t seem to post the photo, however can anyone also identify the radio in the background of Bond’s first hotel suite in Dr No.?

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