1987.0487.046 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Radio - 1957-8
TI number: G00085

This radio was built with experimental glass encapsulated transistors in 1957-8 for demonstration to potential semiconductor customers.

This item was part of the original S/B Lobby display. Glass encapsulation was considered as a potential cost reduction over the glass and metal package. However, the process lost out to plastic for a low cost process.
Texas Instruments (Jim Nygaard, Roger Webster.)

front view Transistor Radio
front view
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top view Transistor Radio
top view
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back view Transistor Radio
back view
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bottom view Transistor Radio
bottom view
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left side view Transistor Radio
left side view
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right side view Transistor Radio
right side view
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