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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Sun 08, 2019 4:51 am 
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@Juliosz - Thanks for the update, your Braun T1000 is a rare beauty!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Sun 15, 2019 9:33 pm 
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I found these two recently for $5 each. Truetone Model DC-3506 and Juliette Model APR-220. Both work (sort of) but need attention. Not sure of the year for the Truetone; does anyone know? Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Sun 15, 2019 10:25 pm 
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Hello Dennis,
what great find


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Sun 15, 2019 11:33 pm 
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Not sure of the year for the Truetone; does anyone know? Thanks,

Per my Bunis Guide, 1964. Nice looking examples, BTW.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Thank you fifties for the date and to Rich for your comment. Hope all of you on the Forum have a wonderful Christmas / Hanukkah!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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这是中国上海无线电二厂生产的红灯754收音机,它具有中波和短波两个波段。
This is a red light 754 radio produced by Shanghai Radio No. 2 Factory in China. It has two bands of medium wave and short wave.
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Manufactured in 1960, the Acme "tops all" AR-610 was also branded as "Haltone" and "Toptone".
A unique feature that sets this radio apart is the side dial that is styled like part of an automotive dashboard.
Unfortunately it's plastic can be easily damaged and often exhibits cracks and chips.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Here's mine;


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Love those mini dashboards ! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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I bought this recently and recapped it. Had a couple tracks come off the circuit board, so did some rewiring. Tweaked the IF's,the middle one was quite off. The tuning cap trimmers didn't require much adjustment, and the dial was very accurate. It's quite sensitive across the entire band. I kept the original battery pack since it's working fine. Often they don't make good electrical contact. This is one of two original battery packs I use,the rest I've replaced. Was having fun with it last night trying to identify some dx. It's quickly becoming a daily driver.
It has the strong punchy audio like the 750,but sounds like the 750 has better audio frequency response. Musical instruments sound more responsive on it,highs and lows. The reception is somewhere between a Royal 675 and 750 as you would expect. I was able to listen to a weaker station on 1440 KHZ,with a strong local station on 1430. I'm really happy with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Been a while. Don't see this variant that often.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Interesting styling on that Spiket


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Interesting also that the brand changed the name on that from "Spica".

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Sanritsu, the Japanese company that produced this model the ST-600 and others,
was a marketing powerhouse in the 1950's and 1960's. Their radios were produced in at least six different pastel colors.
They changed up the styling of the grill face as well as the cloisonne centerpiece on the tuning dial.

No less than 15 variations have been documented for the tuner knob.
Most are red and white enamel over silver or gold background. Various designs are the three point star along with
four and five point stars, two arrows chasing each another in a circular pattern, and atomic symbol,
a five petal pink flower and four ovals separated by a cross. The two that became famous as SPICA's logo were the
three point star (similar to the Mercedes Benz logo) and the two arrows chasing in a circle.

The SPICA radio was also marketed as "SPIKET" and "SPICE" as well as "HOLIDAY" and others by Sanritsu.
The company changed their name later on to "Sanritz" and are still active today making electronic optics products.
The product name SPICA still lives on in Argentina with modern radio products.
I do not know if they are under the control of Sanritz these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Zenettesky, thanks for the information about Spica


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Feb Fri 28, 2020 3:09 am 
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Thank you Colin.

Here are some more different dials & grills for your viewing pleasure.
Pictures are by others, these radios are not in my collection.
I only own a few of the "Plain Jane" SPICA sets.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Finally! Been wanting one of these in the turquoise color for a few years now.
The last one slipped through my fingers because I was talking with a fellow worker while the auction ended. Dang!
Guess it was for the best, this one cost less, although I would not say "cheap".

I was but a wee toddler of three years when this radio made a splash in 1957.
Did not even know what a radio was then.
Got my first transistor radio (Continental TR-622) at six y/o. Long live rock n roll !

I have included a sales ad from that year. I also have the white and black sets that are at the bottom in my collection.
I loves me some old Arvins! Looks like it's time for a bath...


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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That is a nice looking Arvin


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Red brothers from different mothers?
Both are seven transistors, circa 1961 - 1963.

*There is also a third seven transistor horizontal Bulova with similar styling
that was produced around the same time period. *(see white radio below)
disclaimer - I don't own this model yet.

Color selection for these sets was - red, black, white.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Here's a couple of my Bulova radios in turquoise. First up
is a 8 transistor AM and second is a 10 transistor AM/FM.

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