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Old 11th Jun 2021, 6:56 pm   #1
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Default Pocket transistor radios

Anybody got any for sale? Anything would be of interest.

l like early 1960's sets
Earlier than that are generally too expensive! l am also looking for a working Sony 1R-81 and happy to pay the going rate, which seems to be 100-150 for mint working examples that have sold recently.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 7:58 pm   #2
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Is that the chrome one ? Just checked and no it is not the chrome one I have. I do have that very small matchbox size one and guess that is a rarity , in a case with charger I think.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 6:13 pm   #3
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Hi there thanks for the reply, l am definitely interested, can you post a photo?
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 6:13 pm   #4
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Also l am looking for a Sony TR-650 in good condition. Again, happy to pay the going rate for one of these.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 7:12 pm   #5
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I have several pocketradio's , perhaps this is what you are looking for ?
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 8:18 pm   #6
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Thank you for the photos

The two left ones would be of interest. Please PM me with prices if they are for sale, and l will let you know if l want them.

Thank you!
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 5:58 pm   #7
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Enclosed pics of my 2 Sony,s.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 8:41 am   #8
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Is this of any interest? It's not working but comes FOC. It's about 4 1/2 inches wide.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 11:14 am   #9
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I too started a collection of small pocket radios - and larger ones, great fun and they don't take up much space. I have to laugh, we are all familiar with the way that the British R&TV industry crashed and how, at the time of their release these small Sony transistor radios were often sneered at as being a worthless, junky, passing trend by the engineers of the day. I reckon that 80% of the sets that I have bought, work on arrival. Anyway, here's a few photos of my small collection. A couple I will be letting go, the Sony TFM 3750W (far left, square with holes) and the very small cream coloured Sony TR-620 on the front row. I will place an ad in due course as this is not a selling section, but just for the 'heads up' (hate that phrase).
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 11:41 am   #10
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BTW, there's an excellent little 'book' called Sony Transistor Radios by Eric Wrobbel. I'm not sure if they're all like it, but mine came as a kind of colour photocopy all stapled together. I think that's how they are.

https://www.ericwrobbel.com/books/sony.htm
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 12:58 pm   #11
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Thats a very nice collection stevehertz, I love the so called pocket transistors. Will keep an eye out for when you put some up for sale.

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