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 Post subject: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 2:21 am 
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Have you ever seen one of these before? In other colors?
It is a model ST-620 and has a kickstand out back.
They were also branded as "Galaxy" and "Rambler".
Anybody know who manufactured and / or marketed these sets?
(I don't) :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 1:31 pm 
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1963 Directory of IMPORTERS and MANUFACTURERS of JAPANESE TRANSISTOR RADIOS. (three pages).

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0042.pdf
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0043.pdf
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0083.pdf

Electronics World (Ziff-Davis Publishing Company).
May 1963 Vol.69 No.5

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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 5:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 7:37 pm 
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Greg -egg

Thanks for the reference pages, it may help while on my searches.
Did not find anything conclusive yet, this radio has a reverse mounted pc board
so it is difficult to see the components without ripping it apart, which I rarely do.
I was able to see one transistor in there, it is a "TEN" brand, so Kobe Kogyo may
be a possible manufacturer, although many Japanese radio companies used their transistors.
There was a time when Sanyo used Toshiba and Ten transistors, so they may be a contender.
I am still searching for something more telling.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 7:47 pm 
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The box of it's clone brand (Rambler) has the letters TWEC in it's logo. Could not find a match (yet).
My Wilco radio does not have any telltale markings inside or on the back other than the model number etched into the pc board.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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I think I nailed it. SANYO
Other Wilco radio models also start with a "ST"prefix, such as the model ST-7 and ST-88 "Boomerang" sets.
It is documented that they are made by SANYO.
See the radio cleaning towel in my last post? It has a logo that is associated with Wilco / SANYO.

Now I still wonder what TWEC stands for ???


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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Toshiba-Westinghouse Electronic Corp. were around in the mid 1980s
Did they exist as a partnership before that?

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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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Don't know, will look into that.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 8:19 pm 
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You've pulled those images from an active Etsy listing... :shock:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/610928614/ ... transistor

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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 8:29 pm 
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Greg,

The 1963 Directory of IMPORTERS and MANUFACTURERS of JAPANESE TRANSISTOR RADIOS
that you posted earlier does point to Sanyo Trading Co as being the importer of Wilco products.
I wasn't sure because it was a rather round about reference, WILCO > ONKYO > SANYO
but what I now perceive to be correct and adds credibility to my findings. Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 8:36 pm 
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egg wrote:
You've pulled those images from an active Etsy listing... :shock:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/610928614/ ... transistor

Greg.


I wasn't paying attention to that, I was not on Etsy.
I found them in a google search along with my Wilco radio image, which was a closed ebay auction listing for a radio I bought.
The mods may delete them if my postings were an absolute no-no.
My actions were strictly for fact finding purposes, not monetary gain or promotion of any item for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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Brian posted an on-line Japanese directory some time back.
I can't seem to find it at the moment. Lol

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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Here it is...

I found this 1962 Japanese Manufacturer Guide on the Internet Archive, and it lists the manufacturers with the trade-names they used or produced for...
viewtopic.php?p=2969415#p2969415

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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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Any relation to the Milco?
I guess not. Names were tacked on like tails on a donkey.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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Could not find anything conclusive on your MILCO set.
The few other radios that I came across that had the same MILCO logotype in front,
were labeled Hong Kong on the rear cover, I doubt they had a Japanese connection.
Knowing the model number and what brand components were used may help identify it.
Who knows?


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
PostPosted: Apr Sun 28, 2019 7:14 am 
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Look familiar? :wink: Yours has a gold bezel and silver grill. Mine has the opposite.


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 Post subject: Re: Crimped Pie Crust Grill
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"Like tails on a donkey". That's a pretty shade of aqua!


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