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 Post subject: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Fri 25, 2018 3:36 pm 
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I received an email from a friend who was going through some of her grandfathers stuff that had been left in storage. She came across this transistor radio clock, but she was unable to determine the manufacturer.

I did some research through the radioatticarchives site to try and see if I could determine anything that matched the logo, but nothing seemed to match up. I thought I would check here with the experts to see if anyone may be able to recognize this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Fri 25, 2018 10:00 pm 
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I have had that same model for many years and was never able to find out the brand or model. I posted about it and no one recognized the trademark emblem. It also appears on the clock. Maybe someone knows now. It is a well-made piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Sat 26, 2018 1:40 am 
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Victor Company of Japan.
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company- ... d-history/

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from→ https://blog.goo.ne.jp/vrc-tezuka/e/948 ... bcc1fce7f2

V for Victor
T for Transistor... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Sat 26, 2018 3:22 am 
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Verrrry interesting...

Notice that the Victor version doesn't have logo on clock...

Anything on inside of back cover ???

John


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Sat 26, 2018 4:36 am 
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This is interesting. I appreciate the feedback. The radio is back at home in the basement so I don’t have any pictures of the back or the battery compartment. That image is almost identical other than the logo, so I wonder if it was maybe a promotional piece that was created at the time.

I really appreciate the input here and I will pass it on and see if I can maybe get some pics of the back or inside to help confirm.

Thanks again!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Sat 26, 2018 9:58 pm 
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ShaggyHustle wrote:
This is interesting. I appreciate the feedback. The radio is back at home in the basement so I don’t have any pictures of the back or the battery compartment. That image is almost identical other than the logo, so I wonder if it was maybe a promotional piece that was created at the time.

I really appreciate the input here and I will pass it on and see if I can maybe get some pics of the back or inside to help confirm.

Thanks again!!!!

Pretty sure it's not promotional...Japanese Transistor Radio Companies put out the same radio under many different names...usually based on the import company.


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Sun 27, 2018 11:01 pm 
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I found a model label buried in the battery compartment of mine. It says "Transistor Radio Model 7TC-1 - Serial 1613 - Made in Japan". Nothing came up in a Google search for radios with that model number. Without any further disassembly, I could see that it has at least one National (Panasonic?) transistor. In reading Greg's link, I learned that JVC "Became Affiliate of Matsushita Electric in 1953". So I guess if the radio was made by JVC, the fact that it uses National transistors makes sense. Maybe the stylized V-T logo alludes to Victor Talking (Machine), the company that owned JVC until RCA took over. All of this is just speculation, of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Mon 28, 2018 3:23 pm 
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Very good Dave, 7TC-2 can be seen here...
http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~AA676/radio ... VICTOR.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: May Mon 28, 2018 9:49 pm 
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I noticed that the 7TC-2 shown in the tiny picture does not have the V-T logo. Has anyone ever seen that logo emblem on another radio model?

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: Jun Sat 01, 2019 11:44 pm 
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ShaggyHustle wrote:
I received an email from a friend who was going through some of her grandfathers stuff that had been left in storage. She came across this transistor radio clock, but she was unable to determine the manufacturer.

I did some research through the radioatticarchives site to try and see if I could determine anything that matched the logo, but nothing seemed to match up. I thought I would check here with the experts to see if anyone may be able to recognize this one.

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Very nice radio!


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 Post subject: Re: Identifiction Request
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 3:04 am 
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