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March 21, 2013

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Keith Beesley

Thanks, Nathan! GE made excellent portable radios from the late '50s right up until they sold their consumer products division to Thomson Electronics in '88 or so (in contrast to their plug-in, tabletop models, which are generally not as good, IMO). You really can't go wrong with any GE portable made during that era. Some of the 50s-early 60s ones take non-standard battery sizes that are hard to find now, so always check and make sure the one you're interested in takes standard AA, C, D, etc. Of course a lot of the ones from pre-1970 are AM-only; FM didn't really catch on in the US until the 1970s.

Gary

The GE 7-2850 Super Star is another of their fine, good-sounding smaller radios that were made in Hong Kong. There is one for sale on eBay currently.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-GE-7-2850A-AM-FM-Portable-Radio-Receiver-Hong-Kong-SERVICED-NICE-PERFORMANCE-/300879278263?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item460dcd70b7

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