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The first transistorized portable radio receiver to appear commercially was the Regency model TR 1 and it took advantage of every space saving feature afforded the transistors and associated miniature components see Figs.
Regency tr-1. Jun Sat 12 2021 1220 am. Sixty years ago a new phrase entered the American lexicon. Copper dial accents were always used and the dial color is white in all except black TR-1Gs which have black dials.
Transistors in Radio Television and Electronics McGraw-Hill 2nd. Click to read background information and view additional images of this radio. The Regency TR-1 was the first commercially manufactured transistor radio introduced in 1954.
The industry was comfortable with vacuum tubes and had taken a wait-and-see attitude. 1500 shipping 1500 shipping 1500 shipping. The TR-1 was the first transistor radio made in 1954.
Jan Thu 01 1970 100 am. Then about ten years ago Joe bought a Regency TR-1 at an online auction site. About 100000 were sold in the next 12 months at 4995.
It was first produced in 1954 and featured here in Popular Mechanics January 1955. The Regency TR-1 was the first commercially-sold transistor radio and was the first widely-sold transistorized product. It was designed and manufactured in the United States no not Japan for just one year starting in Nov 1954.
Vintage Regency Transistor Radio Turquoise Blue Model TR-1 TR-1G Leather Case. Ed 1959 THE REGENCY RADIO RECEIVER. The Regency model TR-1 contained four transistors.
The Regency Radio Receiver TR1 is described in Kiver M. According to a recent IEEE article a. One diode various manufacturers superheterodyne circuit.
Like everything else electronic theyve become both better and cheaper. Early models of the first radios are in the Smithsonian Museum Regency Radio debuts first commercial mass-produced transistor product TI was producing germanium transistors but the market had been slow to respond. Texas Instruments announced plans for the Regency TR-1 the first transistor radio to be commercially sold on October 18 1954.
Regency TR-1G A slight modification of the TR-1 the TR-1Gs main change is the dial which is now ribbed and colored to complement the case. The serial 2 Regency TR-1 was presented to Ed Tudor Regencys President during the development of the TR-1. His has a serial number of 2067 which Joe thinks seems very low.
Planning began in 1951 between Idea and Texas Instruments supplier of the transistors. As shown in the schematic diagram below the radio used four NPN transistors from Texas Instruments. Regency TR 1 Nice Example.
Previously transistors had only been used in military or industrial applications and the TR-1 demonstrated their utility. Work began in earnest in the spring of 1954 and this first Regency transistor radio was in stores for the Christmas season later that year. Move over photo to zoom.
Free shipping Free shipping. It will be available this week to the public through sales outlets in Los Angeles and New York City. Shown here is the first commercially manufactured transistor radio the Regency TR-1.
The Regency TR-1 the first transistor radio introduced for the 1954 Christmas season could have been bought in 1990 for about 100. 5 0 th A n n i v e r s a r y tribute from 2004. Despite mediocre performance about 150000 units were sold due to the novelty of its small size and portability.
Down somewhat from previous years but still a decent price for the seller. So the hammer price ended up being 560. The move was a major one in tech history that would help propel transistors into mainstream use and also give new definition to portable electronics.
1954 Regency TR-1 Shirt pocket radio thermoplastic cabinet 5 x 3 x 1 14 inches 127 x 76 x 318 mm Four transistors Texas Instruments TI210 2x TI222 TI223. Transistors have come a long way. Capable of receiving AM stations the radio cost about 50 that.
1956 Movie producer mogul Michael Todd husband of Elizabeth Taylor in the mid-fifties placed Regency TR-1s in gift books to commemorate his movie Around the World in 80 Days and presented the gift books to about 60 cast members friends and crewSeveral of these books have surfaced including Michael Todds personal TR-1 and those received by Shirley MacLaine. Three years later most TR-1s sold for about 300 and certain rare colors sold for several times that amount. When production permits it.
But the market for transistor radios can be volatile.