Vintage Sony 1960’s EFM-117J radio

Up for sale is a working, vintage 1960's era Sony radio. It it used and has several scratches and small dings, as seen from the pictures. There is no power cable included, however it will come with batteries. It comes with a leather carrying case however the straps are broken. This AM/FM/FM Local radio was ahead of its time with an Aux out, a DET out, a MPX out and a 3.5 mm Earphone jack. The Sony website, /Fun/design/history/product/1960/efm-117j.html , identifies this radio as a 1960's era one. " This radio is remembered as the 100th Sony product and one that incorporates Esaki diodes created by Nobel Prize winner Leo Esaki, under contract at the time. It features three bands (FM, MW, and SW), and the FM tuner was updated from a variable condenser to a rotary disk tuner. Design features that make this model stand out are its large dial scale and effective two-tone black and silver color scheme."
Also this other source identifies this an an authentic radio of that era.


" Fortunately there is an easy way to tell if a transistor radio was manufactured in the 1950s or early 1960s with just a quick glance.

Radios sold in the U.S. between 1953 and 1962 were required to have Civil Defense or "CD" marks on the dial at 640 kHz and 1240 kHz.

This item, upon receipt of payment, will be sent via USPS Priority Mail to US addresses only! This item comes from a smoke-free, pet-free home. Please ask question, because there is no return of this item. Thanks and happy eBaying!!!!

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