Sony TR-55 first Japanese transistor radio
Historic first product in the world ever to bear the name ‘Sony.’
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Here is the very first transistor radio made in Japan, the country that soon dominated the transistor radio industry and the larger category we now know as consumer electronics. This is also the first product in the world to bear the name Sony. For more on this interesting story, see the book Sony Transistor Radios.

Sony never exported the TR-55 to the United States. Not more than ten of these historic radios are known to still exist in the entire world. This fine example is available to a serious and sincere buyer. If you are both of those, please email through the "Ask a Question" link above.