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 Post subject: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 2:32 am 
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I was at the thrift store and found this setting with the Chinese junk Walmart alarm radios. Neat little Sony. Cleaned up, shot some Caig in the intermittent volume, cleaned a little crud off one battery spring. Plays nicely. Decent sound. Better than pocket radio but not as good at a large portable with large speaker. Clear clean sound. 8 inches wide. Seems late 60s to early 70s. Model TFM-1859W. Sony Japan quality. Cover is brushed aluminum covered. Tap cover it pops open like a trunk lid and starts playing. Push cover down it latches and shuts off.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 4:00 am 
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Neat radio. Nice find.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 4:01 am 
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Never seen one of those, nice find!

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 Post subject: Re: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 4:54 am 
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Neat radio and looks to be in very good condition !

Have seen a couple on Ebay over the years, but don't remember them looking that nice...

How's the sensitivity ?

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 Post subject: Re: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Sensitivity seems quite good on this one. Big loopstick inside and the FM antenna is a not very long black wire hanging out the back. I am semi fringe area I guess. Out beyond all the suburbs in the country. 30-40 miles from metro stations. I did a search and there are alot of pictures of it online from other sources. I got it for 6 bucks. But if it was a garage sale I would have dickered them down from that. I guess it falls in the novelty category. But not the silly novelty category, like a Mickey Mouse radio or something. Some guy west coast has one on ebay that is beat up looking asking 90. That is just California dreamin'.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd little Sony desk AM FM
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 2:19 am 
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Another amazingly nice Sony from the 70's.. . .


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