Cardboard box for transistor radio

Made by Container Corporation of America 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...


Packaging for transistor radio, paper, made by Regency Division IDEA Inc, Indianapolis, United States of America, 1955-1964

Cardboard box, grey and yellow to display transistor radio, Regency Model TR-1. Rectangular with grey top with diamond geometric pattern. Inside the box is a rigid with a wide edge to hold the radio in position. There are instructions pasted to the roof of the grey lid which states not to use box as a shipping container but for display only.


108 mm
42 mm


C. 1956 one of the first transistor radios to be produced commercially
Container Corporation of America 1951-1961

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