Dansette Capri

Amongst our radio treasures we have a working Dansette Capri transistor radio manufactured in the UK in 1963 by a company better known for its record players.

Although the popularity of the transistor radio was short lived, the transistor radio remains an important part of radio history.  The invention of the transistor enabled radios to be developed which were small, portable and battery powered, in a dramatic contrast to the size and weight of the radio used in the family home.    These little radios were manufactured in their billions for a market of  post World War II baby-boomers with disposable income, a love of this new fangled rock and roll and a desire for independence from their parents.

The heyday of the transistor only really spanned from the late fifties to the seventies but if you owned one then you were hip and happening.

It’s very rare to find a radio like this in such good condition.  There is no damage to the leather case, the stitching and the strap are completely intact and the radio itself has minimal signs of wear and tear.

 

2 comments

  1. Tommy · July 10, 2016

    Could I have your phone number as I would like some info regards to a radio and how much is your dansette Capri radio ? Regards tom

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