Solid-state portable transistor radio receiver, manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd, Japan, about 1962. Sold under the 'National' brandname. 6 Transistor portable, model T-51.

This model of transistor radio appears in an image of seized goods at Customs House, and has been acquired as an example of prohibited goods seized by Commonwealth of Australia Department of Customs and Excise.

Physical Description

Transistor radio featuring red and cream plastic casing, surrounded with a brown leather case. The case is cut away to allow access to radio controls, and speaker, and has a narrow leather strap with a metal buckle. The case is secured shut with a fold over flap, and two press studs at the back. Original Specifications: Semiconductors (transistors only): 2SA132, 2SA102, 2SA102, 2SB171, 2SB176, 2SB176, OA70 MA23 Main principle: Super-Heterodyne (Super in general) Wave bands: Broadcast only (MW), AM signals Power type and voltage: 4 x 1.5 volt UM3 (AA) type Dry Cell Batteries Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) Model: National 6-Transistor Portable T-51 - Panasonic, Matsushita, Case Material: modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin) Shape: Rectangular, small portable or pocket-set (handheld) < 8 inch. Dimensions: 150 mm W x 85 mm H x 40 mm D/ 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.6 inch

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