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model TRP 408

  • Object:

    Radio

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1968-1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Inter Electronica S.A. (designer)
    Inter Electronica S.A. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Transistor mechanism in a plastic case

  • Museum number:

    W.29-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This novelty radio can be twisted closed to form a bracelet. Its 'space age' style was designed to appeal to young consumers, and it was available in a wide range of colours. The price of portable transistor radios fell dramatically in the 1960s, making them accessible to the mass market for the first time and enabling manufacturers to introduce this kind of novelty product.

Physical description

Radio in blue plastic case with transistor mechanism.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1968-1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Inter Electronica S.A. (designer)
Inter Electronica S.A. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Transistor mechanism in a plastic case

Dimensions

Length: 22.5 cm open, Width: 18 cm open, Depth: 6.5 cm open

Descriptive line

Model TRP 408; Spanish, 1968-71, des. and man. Inter Electronics SA

Labels and date

INTER 6-TRANSISTOR FOLDING PORTABLE MODEL TRP 408
Designed and made by Inter Electronica S.A., Spain, about 1970
Plastic case
W.29-1992

This novelty portable closes up into a compact, 'space age' bracelet, appealing to the youth market. It was made in a wide range of colours. [1992]

Materials

Plastic

Categories

Audio equipment; Jewellery; Product design; Plastic; Electrical appliances; Personal accessories

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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