This toilet roll holder with radio is a good example of the type of novelty radio that was popular during the 1960s and 70s.
The transistor was discovered in the late 1940s and initially the devices were not widely used due to their expense, and the fact that valves performed better for the use in radio receivers. However by the early 1960s portable transistor broadcast radios were hitting the market. These radios were ideal for broadcast reception on the long and medium wave bands. They were ...
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