For sale is an authentic 1964 PORTABLE 8 TRANSISTOR PORTABLE RADIO MODEL AR-853 from the Aiwa Company. Limited, Tokyo, Japan. This rare radio is in non-working condition and is sold for display or for parts. The sale of the radio includes the original leather carry case which needs to be re-stitched along one of the corner edges. This portable superheterodyne ZF/IF 455 kHz AM radio is powered by 4 dry cell AA batteries. The radio measures 3 3/4 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Aiwa was founded in 1951 and was once a globally well-regarded brand known for making quality audio products such as speakers, boomboxes and stereo systems. In 1964, Aiwa created the first Japanese cassette tape recorder.