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Regency TR-1

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Regency TR-1 - World's first transistor radio - early example in the box! - unboxing

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Regency TR 1 Transistor Radio 1954

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Regency TR-1 - World's first transistor radio in seldom seen "mahogany" color - collectornet.net

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Regency TR-1 - World's first transistor radio - early example 1954 - collectornet.net

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Vintage Regency TR-1 - red - first transistor radio to market - collectornet.net

The Regency TR-1 was the first commercially manufactured transistor radio. First sold in 1954, it was a novelty due to small size and portability; about 150,000 units were sold despite mediocre performance. The device demonstrated the use of transistors for consumer electronics; previously transistors had only been used in military or industrial applications. Surviving specimens are sought out by collectors.
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