Early Emerson Model 869 Portable – Works


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Offered here is a rare blue version of the Emerson Model 869.  This is an early issue with only 4 transistors.  The miracle wand series was a short-lived production from Emerson, well before their famous 888 series of coat pocket radios.  The miracle wand is actually the AM antenna which is housed inside the rotating carrying handle.  This radio is in exceptional cosmetic condition with no issues to report as it is clean and undamaged.  This is an exceptional collectable that will stand out in your showcase.

Electronically, this radio is all original and the chassis is very clean as well.  This was designed to run on a pair of early large 9 volt batteries (included but dead), however, as you will see in the video below, this example is playing just fine on a modern 9 volt battery.  Listen below:



Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 6 in