Sony artefacts

in the International Vintage Electronics Museum, Hove, UK

(for a list of historical Sony transistor radios click here)
(for The Magic of Sony book click here)
for a free SONY miniguide click here (part1) and here (part 2)


TR-72 = 1955 (second Japanese tr radio)
TR-63 = 1957/3 (first Japanese shirt pocket radio)
TR-75 = 1958
TR-84 = 1959/5 (super sensitive)
TR-86 = 1959/1 (8tr shirt pocket)
TR-608 = 1958

TR-610 = 1958/11 (first REAL shirt pocket)
TR-510 = five tr version of the TR-610 (silver grille instead of gold)
TFM-122 = early table model = 1959
TR-620 = cute, even smaller! = 1960
TR-630 = 1960
TR-609 = 1960/8
TR-624 = 1960/12 (desk radio)
TR-724 = 1960/12 pocket radio (MW and SW)
TR-650 = 1962/10 (last historic Sony shirt pocket radio)
TR-6080 = 1961
TR-6081 = 1961
TR-710B = 1959/10
TR-714 = 1959/11 (first pocket shortwave tr radio)
TR-716 = 1960
TR-725 = 1960/12
TR-730 = 1960/12
TR-810 = 1959/7 (superthin)
TR-812 = 1959
TR-824 = 1964 
TR-826 = 1963 (slide rule dial)
TR-817=1962 (hi-tech!)
TR-751 = 7 transistor MW coat pocket
TR-830 = 1964 (updated version of the TR-817)
TR-842 = 1965/2
TR-910T = 1962/9
TR-911 = 1962
TFM-96 = 1962
TR-1814 = 1964
TR-1815 = 1964/12
TR-1819 = 1967 (cube radio)
TR-1820 = 1964
TR-1823 = 1969 (cube radio)
TR-1824 = 1969 (novelty radio)
TR-1829 = 1969 (novelty radio)
TR-1825 = 1971 (cube radio)
TR-1839 = ? (desk radio)
TR-3550 = 1876 (made in Hong Kong)
TR-7170L = 1971 (table radio)
TR-7350L = ? portable
TRW-621 = 1960/11 (watch radio)
ICR-100 = 1967 (possibly first IC radio on world market)
ICR-200 = 1967 (another early IC radio)
ICR-90 = 1968 (smallest loudspeaker radio ever)
ICR-120 = 1969 (keychain radio)
TFM-151 = 1958 (possibly the first tr FM radio ever produced)
TFM-121A = 1961 (second Sony FM radio)
TFM-95 = 1962 
TFM-850W = 1965 (one the first pocket FM sets)
1R-81 = 1966 (micro radio)
2R-21 = 1965 (square shaped)
2R-26 = 1966 (preset tuning)
2R-23 = 1969
2R-29 = 1969
2R-30 = 1969
2R-31 = 1970 (chrome front)
2R-32 = 1970 (chrome front)
3R-67 = ?
6R-24 = 1970
7FC-34W = ? (clock radio)
TPS-L2 = 1979 (first walkman ever)
WM-1 = ? (second walkman ever)
WV-20 = 1983/10 (first audio cassette sized walkman)
CCD-M8 = 1985/09 (first 8mm handycam)
D-50 = 1985 (first personal CD player in the world)
TC-50 = 1969 (first cassette corder to go to the moon)
M-9 = ? (microcassette corder)
ICF-301 = ? (credit card size AM/FM)
ICF-2001 = ? (first PLL short wave receiver)
ICF-7600D ? (PLL short wave receiver)
CRF-150 = 1969 (comunications receiver)
CRF-160 = 1969 (communications receiver)
FD-10B = ? (b/w flat screen TV)
FD-210BE= ? (b/w flat screen TV)
FD-250B = ? (b/w flat screen TV)
FDM-404A = ? (flat screen monitor)
TV8-301W = May 1960 (the first direct view transistor portable set on the world market).
TV5-303W = May 1962 (the first smallest, lightest, transistor portable Tv set
at the time).
TV4-203UW = 1965 (the original 4" Walkie-Watchie)
ICF-C670W = ? (clock-radio)
TC-60A = early cassette tape recorder = 1968?
TV9-306UB = ? (portable 9" TV which also appeared on the cover of Beatles' Sergent Pepper album)
TV9-90UB = ? (portable 9" TV)
TC6-300 = ? (stereo cassette corder)
WM-D6C = ? (professional Dolby Walkman)
HB-75B =? (MSX home computer)
CDX-5 = 1984 (first car compact disk player)
AVC-3420CE = ? (videocamera)
CB-901 = 1960 (CB transreceiver)
FX-412UK = TV-FM/SW/MW receiver cassette-corder = ?
TC-MR2 = Stereo microcassette-corder = ?
Powerbook 100 = Made for Apple in = 1991
SONY illuminated changing colour shop sign.
SONY slide rule
SONY Boy = figurine
Sony 1995 (40th anniversary) notepad
Sony desk set

P.S. You might like to check the Sony bibliography in the DATABASE page
and the article Sony historical sources in the VINTAGE NEWS page
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