Sony Six transistor radio

Side view of a radio showing the dial controllers. Front view of a radio showing the round speaker. Front view of a radio showing the round speaker. Rear view of a radio showing the metal stand. Front view of a radio showing the leather cover. Front view of a radio showing the leather cover. Front view of a radio showing the instruction booklet.
Side view of a radio showing the dial controllers. Front view of a radio showing the round speaker. Front view of a radio showing the round speaker. Rear view of a radio showing the metal stand. Front view of a radio showing the leather cover. Front view of a radio showing the leather cover. Front view of a radio showing the instruction booklet.

Description

A small rectangular Sony 'Six' TR-610 transistor radio made from green injection moulded ABS and launched in November 1958. This radio has a metal stand and a leather protective case which is fastened with poppers, it was designed to fit vertically in a shirt pocket and was the smallest and lightest radio of its time. This device saw the first use of the Sony typeface logo. It is complete with its original instruction manual.
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Inscriptions

printed: "Sony Six Transistor" (front)
moulded: "Sony TR610 Japan" (rear)

Object number

AIBDC : 0_2190

Date

1958

Country

Dimensions
Width
60mm
Height
100mm
Depth
20mm

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