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Posted 2 years ago

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WinterWolf
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As far as I can tell, this model transistor came in 6 colors; the four you see here, a white one which I also have, and a lavender one that I have so far been unable to secure. I've only seen one of those offered for sale and it went for a BUNDLE. All of these work perfectly.

When I was living in Anchorage, Alaska back in the early 70's, we had a drive-in movie theater called Cinema 360. It could accommodate up to 120 vehicles, each with it's own individual screen. There was no speaker system; you would tune in the movie soundtrack on your car radio. For those who did not HAVE a car radio, like myself, you could check out one of these little Panapets at the concession stand. It was free, but you had to hand them your driver's license, which you got back when you turned their radio back in to them. It was really different!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    These are very cool , we didn't have them at our drive-inns back in the day . My son lives near Anchorage and I think it is to cold year round for drive in movies in Alaska :-) Takes a hardy person to live there but such beautiful country . Anyway thanks for sharing something I had never seen before . The colors are so 70's also I love them .
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    This takes me back! used to have one of these & probably still do in the attic of my parents old house. Sorry, it wasnt lavender.
  3. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 2 years ago
    Manikin -- actually we DID use one of the drive-in theaters year round in Anchorage. Added to the speaker posts were small electric heaters. The cord was long enough to bring it into your vehicle and set it on the floor. That was one of our favorite pastimes in the winter evenings. It got dark around mid afternoon so the film would start showing earlier than places in the south 48 states, and you could get home at a decent hour.
  4. chinablue chinablue, 2 years ago
    Wow, I used to have one of these. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.. *S*
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Oh I believed you did use them there I just am amazed how anyone lives there and leaves the house . Son and daughter in law have been there 5 years he loves it she not so much :-)
  6. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 2 years ago
    Manikin -- I lived in Alaska from '72-'76 in my mid-twenties. We hardly even noticed the weather at that age. But two months ago we moved from Wash. State to Florida for the warmth & sunshine, so what does that tell you? LOL
  7. cj201ua, 2 years ago
    just picked up a computron am green soild state pocket radio this morning gonna try 2 look it up now ,what a trip this was on facebook! ty

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