1950’s Japanese Import ~ Vest Pocket Radio
Miniature Crystal Radio Set
Dime Store Warehouse Find ~ Unopened in Original Box
Not a toy. This miniature (2 by 1 ½ by 1 inch) Vest Pocket Radio needs no batteries. It is a “Crystal Radio Set” and works on a Germanium Crystal Diode. It actually pulls its own power out of the air from the AM radio waves to operate. The 1950’s Japanese Crystal Radios have a collectors following of their own because they are so unique. Rarely do we find several dozens of one type “Still in the Original, Unopened, Dime Store Box” and in the Large Wholesale box that the Dime Stores bought them in!
The styling is elegantly detailed to look like a miniature radio. Fits in a vest Pocket!
It is simple to operate. It has an ear plug for listening. It also has a Ground Clip attachment. Just clip onto a good electrical ground to attract the AM radio waves out of the sky. A gas pipe, water pipe, etc. Anything that has a metal rod going deep into the ground will do. The radio antenna is also one of the wires that goes to the earplug. It can pick up any AM radio station that is nearby, and some of the powerful AM Stations it can pick up for miles. Because the earplug antenna wire is only a few feet long, weak or distant stations sometimes won’t come in well. However a longer antenna wire is all that is needed! It is simple to add an auxiliary antenna.
NO BATTERY OR ELECTRICITY EVER NEEDED. This clever miniature radio comes with complete instructions. Because it works on the minute power it gets from the radio air waves, it will not work in a metal building. If you want to listen to farther stations, or live in a metal building, there is a place on the radio to connect an antenna extension. Comes with instruction sheet.
There is no guarantee that you live close enough to an AM station to receive it loudly. These were recommended in the early 1960’s for bomb shelters because they need no electricity. In the early 1950’s, they understood this technology to make a reliable unit. The earphone wires are rubber coated, the radio case is hard plastic. It comes in a vinyl carrying case that holds the earplug and ground clip. It has been wrapped tight in its original box for over 65 years. You get the next one, AS IS, Right from the Large Wholesale Box, just like the Dime Store stocked them in the 1950’s! (See Photo Below)
It is so small and light, We ship it FREE! We have a limited quantity. Order early to avoid disappointment.
|Esnarf Item . #7392||Price . . . . $59.00|
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