Do You Remember These?

Transistor radio from the 60s.  Shown with case and ear adaptor.

Transistor radio from the 60s. Shown with case and ear adaptor.

 

Realtone transistor radio in leather case with ear adaptor.

Realtone transistor radio in leather case with ear adaptor.

I came across something very special tonight while going through a drawer.  My parents gave me this transistor radio in 1967 for my 8th birthday and I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  I remember thinking it was the coolest thing ever!  I would slide the radio in the leather case, pop the ear adaptor in and I was ready to go.  I can still remember the unique smell of the leather case.  As well as I remember, it had a lot of static but that didn’t deter me from carrying it around and listening to it.  It worked on a 9-volt battery.  I’m thinking it still works, but I couldn’t find a 9-volt battery tonight to try it out!   I found two identical radios just like it on eBay (just the radio without the case or ear phones) and they weren’t going for much.  The starting bid on one was $4.99 and the other was $9.99.  Call me crazy, but I don’t think I would take $1,000 for mine.  Ahhhhhh…… wonderful memories.

Gail ♥

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About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to Do You Remember These?

  1. Relax says:

    OMG! Kids nowadays don’t know what they’re missin’, right?!! What joy it was to find a station that came in clearly, lol.

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