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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 2:35 am 
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I'm not even so sure that that radio has leather. I don't see any telltale stitching, snaps, straps, or creases. The surface looks very flat and smooth, the corners and edges very sharp. I'm guessing that that's a red plastic case and not leather.

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 5:45 am 
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wazz wrote:
I got The Lone Ranger's silver bullet,

You hang onto that; never know when a Vampire may show up, and you'll need to kill it... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 10:35 pm 
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fifties wrote:
wazz wrote:
I got The Lone Ranger's silver bullet,

You hang onto that; never know when a Vampire may show up, and you'll need to kill it... :wink:
No need to kill, just bring it to Hollywood and watch it die at the box office, yuck yuck.

Right, Michael, it is plastic with a lunch box handle, but not the GE model, knob is lower on this one.
RCA is high on the list of possibilities. Could the unbreakable plastic model.

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
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http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/ric ... ed-part-1/

uh-huh-huh... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
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Thankyuh very much, Greg. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
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Since Elvis was under contract with RCA for recording, shouldn't have been any surprise that their marketing division used his popularity to promote their radio offerings.

Here's my toob version of that set. Presumably the same cabinet (or maybe a little less depth for the solid state version).


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis RCA Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Aug Thu 11, 2022 4:48 pm 
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Right, speaking of Elvis in RCA ads, check out the record player. Some great old pictures from 1956.

http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/the ... aphs-1956/

I think we can say that leather transistor radio was pretty special. Wonder who has it now? Maybe on display in Graceland?

http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/ric ... ed-part-1/

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