Regency TR-1

Introduced to consumers right before Christmas, 1954, the TR-1 was the first transistor radio ever commercially produced. It was available in a multitude of (now rare) colors, used four oval transistors, and a 22.5 volt battery.  The colors shown here are Mandarin red, jade green, mottled mahogany, cloud gray, and ivory.  Regency previously manufactured signal boosters.
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