Fleetwood Globe Transistor Six

Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Side view of a radio showing the tuner. Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Top view of a radio showing the control knob. Underside view of a radio showing the battery section.
Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Side view of a radio showing the tuner. Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Side view of a radio showing the globe shape. Top view of a radio showing the control knob. Underside view of a radio showing the battery section.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 007632
Country
Date
1961 (circa)

Description

A Fleetwood brand transistor radio in the form of a globe. The globe sits on a black phenol formaldehyde base, has a downward facing speaker which forms the lower quarter of the globe, and has an aluminium band around the equator bearing the words Transistor Six Fleetwood. The speaker is protected by a cream coloured grille of urea formaldehyde. The gold and silver coloured globe has an outer layer of colourless, transparent acrylic with the on off dial set at the north pole. The tuner is on a sliding aluminium band which runs between the north and south poles.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
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Inscriptions

inscribed: "TRANSISTOR SIX FLEETWOOD" (band around equator)
Dimensions
Height
200mm
Diameter
160mm
Method Note
base and speaker grille
acrylic casing
Material Note
plastic
PF base and on/off dial
phenol formaldehyde
bakelite - generic term
UF speaker grille
urea formaldehyde
acrylic
PMMA globe casing
polymethyl methacrylate
metal bands
aluminium