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Nuts & Volts Magazine (May 2017)

Restoring the World’s First Transistor Radio

By Joe Bidwell    View In Digital Edition  


When Texas Instruments developed a process to mass produce transistors in the early 1950s, they wanted to show the advantages over tubes. The company decided a transistor pocket radio would be just the ticket. When I finally got my hands on one of these unique units, I wanted to bring it back to its original working condition.

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