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 takes 2 common AA batteries. Most of these early GE’s used uncommon expensive (and sometimes obsolete) batteries. It was however, not responsive so it is being sold as is and for display or repair. The cosmetics are nice with only the expected light scratches here and there. This is a rich and unique looking iconic radio from America’s own icon, General Electric.