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1961/62 Sony Model 8-301W Portable Transistor Television Receiver

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    Posted 6 years ago

    packrat-pl…
    (310 items)

    This is my latest "Junk Store" find, a Sony 8-301W Portable Television, the first portable TV Sony made.
    "The Sony 8-301W transistor television was introduced in 1961 and it sold well, considering its hefty price.
     The list price was $249.95 and the optional rechargeable battery cost another $29.95.
    The 8-301W has an all-metal case with an adjustable hood.
    It's a true portable, using either AC power or a 12-volt DC source. Surprisingly heavy for its size, it tips the scales at more than 13 pounds, with another 4 pounds for the battery pack.
    The factory paint is a textured gray that makes the TV look more like a piece of test equipment than a snazzy portable.
    As noted on the backplate, the TV uses 23 transistors, 18 diodes, and two tube rectifiers. The power socket is at upper left. Four small knobs on the back are labeled Gain, Brightness, Vertical, and Horizontal. The 8-301W lacks a contrast control."
    Notice it only picked up channels 2-13.
    It has the protective cover, but is missing the power cord and battery pack.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Looks like a pretty standard power cord inlet from what I can see. Totally COOL!
    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Or is that 4 prongs? Do they still have 4 prong cords? I mean can you find a generic one?
    3. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much aura, PhilDMorris, blunderbuss2, iggy, jscott0363, fortapache,
      vetraio50, walksoftly, TassieDevil, Caperkid, brunswick & lisa.
      It is a two round prong plug found on old appliances.
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      OOPS missed this true treasure..... Happy New Year
    5. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
      Happy New Year to you kerry, and everyone else, be safe.
    6. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much fleafinder............

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