1987.0487.265 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Radio - 1954
TI number: G00107

The item is one of the first engineering prototypes built in 1954. The Plexiglass case was representative of the final case for which tooling was in concurrent design and fabrication.

The item was part of the original S/B Lobby display and the 50th Anniversary exhibit. The radio was a joint TI/IDEA(Regency) effort, with TI being responsible for the device and circuit design. TI originated the idea for such a radio and recruited Regency's participation for their production and marketing capabilities. For additional information see "The secret six-month project" IEEE SPECTRUM, December, 1985, and TR-1 Technical Data and Service Notes. Copies are in the Artifact Historical File.

Related material in collection: Z00108, Z00109.
Texas Instruments (Boyd Cornelison, Paul Davis, S. T. Harris, Jim Nygaard, Roger Webster.)

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