Regency TR-1 - World's first transistor radio - early example in the box! - unboxing
Regency TR 1
Regency TR-1 World's First Transistor Radio
Regency TR-4 - black - with TR-1 back - 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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