1950’s Japanese Stylized Import
Jet Rocket ~ Crystal Radio
Warehouse Find ~ Unopened in Original Dime Store Box
Not a toy. This small, (5 inches tall with the tuning rod down) 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.
Distinctively shaped, stylized like a Space Jet Rocket with 2 slightly downward wings and a vertical tail. Part Jet Airplane and Part Jet Rocket. So it can take off vertically and fly horizontally. It has a “Thruster Engine Cowling” on the top of the fuselage. Look closely and you will see insignia on the two “Wings”.
It is the sharpest designed Rocket Radio to come out of Japan in the 1950’s. The 1950’s Japanese crystal rocket 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”.
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 pipe going deep into the ground will do. You tune the stations by adjusting the top knob/rod up and down. The 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 little 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 or if it is a substantial distance from an AM radio broadcasting tower. 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. A thorough explanation of how it works, and connecting it up, can be read on the instruction sheet.
There is no guarantee that it will work in your location. You have to 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 1950’s plastic. It has been wrapped in its original box for over 65 years. There might be insignificant minute marks where the rubber coated wires touched the primitive 1950’s plastic. They are in the photo, but so small you can not see them well. You get the next one, AS IS, Right from the Large Wholesale Box, just like the Dime Store stocked them in the 1950’s!
It is so small and light, We ship it FREE! We have a limited quantity. Order early to avoid disappointment.
|Esnarf Item . #7395||Price . . . . $89.00|
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