MEMORABILIA 3 -  TRANSISTOR RADIOS


Although this web page deals mostly with Canadian Matconi vacuum tube equipment, it was difficult to resist the temptation to post information about some of the solid state radios produced by for Marconi or for them by contractors.
 

MODEL 450
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Model 450 shown with carrying case and packaging box. Download images to enlarge. ( mages via E-bay)

 MOdel 455

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Model 455 Serial number 947, circa 1958; uses four, 1.5 Volt cells. (Image via E-bay)
MODEL 488
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Model 488 transistor radio circa 1957. Frequency range: 540 to 1650 KHz. Current draw: 7 to 40 ma depending on volume level. (Image via E-bay)

 

T530B/6

T530B/6 transceiver.  (Ebay photo)

SPECIFICATIONS

Mode:FM only; 16 KHz bandwidth
Frequency coverage: 138 to 174 KHz
POwer out: 25 watts max; 20 watts minimun
Frequency control: Diode matrix programmable
Circa: 1995 (?)
Inductry Canada ID: 100193009I

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T530B/6 nameplate. This transceiver was made in New Zealand for Canadian Marconi. ( E-bay photo) 

Model 588

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Canadian Marconi, 8 transistor radio, model 588. Broadcast band only.  It uses the same circuit board as the Emerson Model 888 Pioneer radio, circa 1967. (Photo via E-bay)

Model 626

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This Model 626, six transistor, puck-style radio, was likely  manufactured as a promotional item for Maurice "The Rocket " Richard. He was team member #9 who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. It is believed that this is the bottom view of the radio  The tuning and volume dials  are at the 11 o'clock position in this photo but are basically hidden out of view. 
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The speaker is likely the top of the radio. 
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Model 626 internal view. Frequency range: 540 to 1600 KHz; Audio out 120 mw. Speaker is 2.5 inches. The tuning and volume dials can be clearly seen in this view. 
 photos in this table via Ebay. Download images to enlarge

 
The entire 2000 series of transistor radios can ve viewed here.

MODEL 2000

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Model 2000 front view.
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Model 2000 inside view.
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Model 2000 nameplate. THis radio was made for Canadian Marconi in Japan. 
All photos in this table via E-bay. 

 

Model 2007

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2007 front view
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2007 rear view showing nameplate. 
All photos in this table via E-bay.

Model 2011

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Model 2011, six transistor radio. Tuning range: 540 to 1600 KHz. Audio output 120 mw.. (Ebay photos) 

 
3602_01_02_console_s.jpg Model 3602 Canadian Marconi stereo console with record player. Click on thumbnail to view all documents about this device.  (Photos by Josh Behrends)
Contributors and Credits:

1) E bay photos.
 
 


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Apr 3/19