Four Regency model (TR 1) transistor radios, size 5” x 3” x1 3/4”. each in moulded styrene case, complete with earpieces which plug into radio. One special carrying case for one pocket radio (SB).

Regency shirt-pocket transistor radio

Up until the 1920s most commercially made radios were imported into Australia but after this date increasing numbers were manufactured locally. All of these were battery-operated until the introduction of mains-operation in1928 while the number of broadcast transmitters increased from eight in 1924 to 31 by 1930.

Some of the first truly compact radios produced in Australia at this time were to be found in cars but they were virtually unusable while movin...

Summary

H5580
Four Regency model (TR1) transistor radios, size 5" x 3" x1 3/4". each in moulded styrene case, complete with earpieces which plug into radio. One special carrying case for one pocket radio (SB).

Source

Purchased 1956
29 May, 1956

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Four Regency model (TR 1) transistor radios, size 5" x 3" x1 3/4". each in moulded styrene case, complete with earpieces which plug into radio. One special carrying case for one pocket radio (SB). 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 June 2017, <https://ma.as/243726>
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