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Tune In Tokyo-Style With This Vintage Space Age Tube Radio

This vintage Japanese Space Age radio, for all its clean lines and stylish details, might seem limited today. The thing is, it only gets AM stations. But you could say it just has firm roots in its late-1950s origins — FM, you know, didn’t take off until the 1960s.

But this little guy, available for $US40 on Bureau of Trade, pulls in those few stations in style. As indicated by the KC is on the knob — shorthand for Kilocycles — this radio goes from 5400 up to 1600kHz. That should be good enough to catch a baseball playoff play-by-play, or hear some wacko conspiracy theories on that so-called lunar landing.

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