This is the first transistor radio designed and manufactured by the Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. (Toshiba) of Japan. In the following decades Japanese corporations developed a formidable reputation for the production of well-designed and cheap electronic consumer products.
This particular radio was a gift from the donor’s father who was based in Jakarta (Qantas area manager) at the time. This was fortuitous as this model transistor radio was only available to the domestic market and very fe...
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