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 Post subject: Made in Iran
PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 11:21 pm 
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Came across a Toshiba 7P-70 that says "made in Iran" on the back. Curious how many other models were made there. Anybody have any?

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 Post subject: Re: Made in Iran
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 4:55 am 
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I had no idea transistor radios were ever made in Iran, and it's interesting that it was made there by Toshiba. I wonder how it got to the United States.
That's an unusual and interesting find, even though the radio itself is quite a plain looking one.
What does the circuit board look like? I wonder if any of the parts themselves were made in Iran.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in Iran
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 6:44 pm 
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50sTransistorRadios wrote:
I had no idea transistor radios were ever made in Iran, and it's interesting that it was made there by Toshiba. I wonder how it got to the United States.
That's an unusual and interesting find, even though the radio itself is quite a plain looking one.
What does the circuit board look like? I wonder if any of the parts themselves were made in Iran.

It was probably 100% prefabbed in Japan, with kits of parts shipped to Iran (or where-ever) for final assembly in a storefront "factory", which just consisted of installing the pre-built-and-tested circuit card into the plastic case and tightening a few screws. This was done not so much to foster an Iranian consumer-electronics industry but rather to circumvent product sales restrictions or import/export taxes.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in Iran
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 4:13 pm 
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lorenz200w wrote:
50sTransistorRadios wrote:
I had no idea transistor radios were ever made in Iran, and it's interesting that it was made there by Toshiba. I wonder how it got to the United States.
That's an unusual and interesting find, even though the radio itself is quite a plain looking one.
What does the circuit board look like? I wonder if any of the parts themselves were made in Iran.

It was probably 100% prefabbed in Japan, with kits of parts shipped to Iran (or where-ever) for final assembly in a storefront "factory", which just consisted of installing the pre-built-and-tested circuit card into the plastic case and tightening a few screws. This was done not so much to foster an Iranian consumer-electronics industry but rather to circumvent product sales restrictions or import/export taxes.


Many would be surprised about how much of this is still done today, with everything up to cars and trucks.


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