Blue and White Spotty Handbag Radio

Today’s spotty blue and white, vintage handbag radio dates from the late fifties and is an early example of a  portable transistor radio made by Dynatron.  All the electronics and the large elliptical speaker are packed neatly inside and it produces a great sound.


Dynatron was the trade name used by Ron and Arthur Hacker who, despite being self-taught, were always at the cutting edge of radio technology.  They began making radiograms and wireless receivers in a room above their father’s grocers shop in Maidstone in the South of England.

In 1928, when they were both still teenagers, they built their first factory in the back garden of their family home.

The Hacker brothers left Dynatron in September 1959 and set up the highly regarded Hacker Radio Limited. The Nomad radio is likely to have been one of the last portables produced by Dynatron before the brothers moved on.  They continued  to produce some of the best sounding British portable radios using high quality materials, components and design.

Unusually this radio still has its original handle and has been cleverly converted to play from MP3 or iPod.


  1. MasonBentley · April 14, 2013

    Hi guys – I have nominated you for a ‘versatile Blogger Award’ – much deserved – I want more people to know what you do..for more details, pop back to mine! xxx

    • waynesradios · April 14, 2013

      Thank you so much, its great to be appreciated. I now need to work out what you do next! All this networking is a bit new to me. I know where I am with a vintage radio. xx

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