This is an early coat-pocket sized transistor radio from General Electric that measures 6 3/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. It was introduced in 1957-58. It is an AM only receiver that sports a sharp plaid patterned grill and is surrounded by gold metal trim and a black background to the on/off/volume knob. The large tuning knob is symbolic of these early AM sets and makes tuning very easy.
When I first opened this radio, I was surprised and pleased to find that it operates on 2 common AA batteries. Most of these early GE’s used uncommon expensive (and sometimes obsolete) batteries. I was also very pleased to find that this radio still plays very well…..loud and clear. The cosmetics are nice with only the expected light scratches here and there. It appears that there was a strap for this radio, but not now. Anyway, this is a rich and unique looking iconic radio from America’s own icon, General Electric. Enjoy!