GE Model P-850D Keyring Transistor Radio (1964)
I also have the white leather case, which
is in fine shape. The keyring was more novelty
than practicality. This is really a smallish
shirtpocket set, about the same size as my
Honey Tone De-Luxe.
If you loaded this radio with a bunch
of keys, your pocket would really sag! But it's cute,
The January 1996 issue of Transistor Network magazine
featured a full-page ad for this radio, showing
Model P-8501 in black and chrome. Here is the ad copy:
Durable! Portable! Precision made! The gem of vest pocket
portables. Packaged in jewelry box with carrying case, earphone and
battery. Sturdy, longlasting case, die cast chrome grille.
Vest pocket size. 6 quality transistors plus diode. Vernier
precision tuning. Lightweight, only 10 ounces. Earphone jack.
The Standard Micronic Ruby is even
smaller, much closer to a true keyring size.
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