Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player

Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case, the closed cassette cover and the headphones. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the open cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Underside view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable battery cover.
Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case and the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable protective case, the closed cassette cover and the headphones. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the closed cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Top view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the open cassette cover, along with the function buttons on the long side and the short side. Underside view of a Sony Walkman TPS-L2 personal cassette player showing the removable battery cover.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 0_2212
Country
Date
1979

Description

A 1970s Sony Walkman TPS-L2 stereo personal cassette player made from blue metal with plastic internal parts and case. This model was the first Sony Walkman and has the world's first lightweight headphones enabling the owner to listen to music wherever they were. The concept was also branded as the Stowaway, the Soundabout, and the Freestyle before the name 'Walkman' stuck. This example is complete with its original instruction manual and associated ephemera from original purchase. It has an acrylic window and an RF welded PVC (leatherette) case and headphones.
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Dimensions
Width
90mm
Depth
35mm
Length
135mm
Colour Note
case