Leather brown case for Regency transistor radio

Made by Regency Div. I.D.E.A. Inc. in Indianapolis, United States of America, 1951-1961.

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...


Case for transistor radio, Regency TR-1, leather, made by Regency Division IDEA Inc, Indianapolis, United States of America, 1955-1964

Leather, brown, case for carrying transistor radio. Silver catch in front and a pocket at the back for storing an earphone. A carrying loop at the back and a folding lid with strap that connects to the clasp that sits on top of rows of pierced holes in front part of the case that makes it audible. There is white stitching that decorates the bottom half of the case and a cut out over the plug for the ear phone.


37 mm
84 mm
140 mm


C. 1956 one of the first transistor radios to be produced commercially
Regency Div. I.D.E.A. Inc. 1951-1961

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Leather brown case for Regency transistor radio 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/243731>
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