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Vintage Transistor Radios

The vintage transistor radio is a fun and affordable category of vintage electronics to collect and to use. We have been collecting them for a while now, and this page features a few of our favorites from our personal collection. Scroll down to see pictures of vintage transistor radios!
Realistic 10-TRF vintage transistor radio

1962 Realistic 10-TRF Vintage Transistor Radio

From the Realistic Technical Apparatus Company of Boston, Massachusetts, this 1962 model 10-TRF transistor radio was sold by Radio Shack through their mailorder catalog or one of their nine retail stores. It was made in Japan by Toshiba, and is probably one of the first line of products made for Radio Shack after Tandy acquired them in 1962. The Tandy Corporation was a leather goods company, which explains the beautifully-styled genuine leather casing. It originally sold for $29.95. Based on inflation, that would be $227.00 in today's money, which explains their $5.00 monthly payment plan! Despite the seemingly high cost, it was the most affordable transistor radio of its day. The following is actual copy from the 1962 Radio Shack catalog:

realistic vintage transistor radioRadio Shack's 100-Mile Range Transistor Radio...10 Transistors, 13 Semi-Conductors! Ours alone...the only transistor radio under $50 with proven 100-mile sensitivity! The incomparable Realistic 10-TRF incorporates the very finest in engineering and sensitivity. Large speaker for full fidelity sound. And to top it off, Radio Shack designers have created cases of glowing genuine leather!

The unit measures 6.75 inches x 3.75 inches x 1.5 inches and is in very good cosmetic condition. There are a couple of small dents in the aluminum faceplate and some of the gold coloring is worn. The leather shows only minor wear. There is minor cracking in the handle, but it is still very sturdy. It looks like the 9V battery plug was replaced at some point (there is black electrical tape on the wires). It has been tested, still works great, and has a genuine nostalgic sound.

 

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Vintage Realistic Radio Shack AM/FM Handheld Transistor Radio Blue Antenna
Vintage Realistic Radio Shack AM/FM Handheld Transistor Radio Blue Antenna
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Realistic Pocket Am-Fm Transistor Radio Model 12-636 with directions. Works!
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Vintage REALISTIC Model 12-719 AM FM Transistor Radio with Hand Strap
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Vintage Mint Condition AM/FM Realistic 12-718 Transistor Radio Nice Radio Shack
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Realistic transistor radio by Allied Radio Shack, a Div of Tandy Corp., untested
Realistic transistor radio by Allied Radio Shack, a Div of Tandy Corp., untested
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WORKING 1967 VINTAGE REALISTIC 12-1366 TRANSISTOR AM POCKET RADIO +LEATHER CA
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VINTAGE RADIO Shack Realistic ORANGE 12-166B AM/FM RADIO Transistor
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Realistic Transistor Code Oscillator No 20-007  Radio Shack, Tandy
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Radio Shack Realistic AM/FM Transistor Portable Radio 12-714
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Vintage REALISTIC Model 12-719 AM FM Transistor Radio with Hand Strap
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VINTAGE REALISTIC TRANSISTOR POCKET RADIO AM RADIO TESTED  (Battery Radio Shack
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Vintage Realistic 8 Transistor Radio Leather Covered Case Does Work Made Japan
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Realistic Pocket Am-Fm Transistor Radio Model 12-636 Good Working Condition
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REALISTIC TRANSISTOR RADIO 12-1474 SOLID STATE FM/AM 2 BAND CUSTOM MADE JAPAN
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Realistic AM/FM Transistor Radio-Works Great Model 12-714
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Vintage Blue Realistic Radio Shack AM/FM Handheld Transistor Radio
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VINTAGE 1969 REALISTIC 12-633 TRIPLE PLAY TRANSISTOR AM RADIO W/ PRESETS IN BOX
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REALISTIC TANDY Am FM Transistor Radio Model 12-719 Tested Works Well
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VINTAGE REALISTIC TRANSISTOR POCKET RADIO 12-203 PINK POCKET AM RADIO TESTED
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Realistic AM FM Stereo Mate 12-194 Pocket Transistor 3 Band Radio RARE Vintage
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