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Digimatic 8 FC-59 W

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Digimatic 8 FC-59 W; Sony; Tokyo (ID = 69129) Radio
Sony; Tokyo: Digimatic 8 FC-59 W [Radio] ID = 69129 822x487
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For model Digimatic 8 FC-59 W, Sony; Tokyo
 
Country:  Japan
Manufacturer / Brand:  Sony; Tokyo
Year: 1969/1970 Type: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 8:
Principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general)
Wave bands Broadcast (BC) and FM.
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 220 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 9 cm = 3.5 inch
Power out 0.85 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Digimatic 8 FC-59 W - Sony; Tokyo
Material Modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)
Shape Tablemodel with Clock ((Alarm-) Clock Radio).
Dimensions (WHD) 295 x 100 x 130 mm / 11.6 x 3.9 x 5.1 inch
Notes EE: Sony Digimatic 8FC-59W ist ein sehr frühes Modell mit Klappziffern-Anzeige (Fallblatt-Zeitanzeige). 8FC-59W hat 8 Transistoren und 8 Dioden. Digitalanzeigen baut man später in Solid-State-Technik, statt mit Mechanik, wobei sich verschiedene Techniken abwechselten, doch die 70er Jahre sind von diesen mechanischen Anzeigen geprägt, wo nicht eine normale Uhr vorgezogen wurde.
Vertrieb in D über ELAC.

The Sony Digimatic 8FC-59W is one of the first alarm clock radios with "Flip-Mechanisme", "Folding Numbers" or "Drop Sheet Time Indicator". In 1965 "Cifra 3" with the same system was used as a simple flip-clock, built in Italy - but there are also probably earlier clocks since the system as such was already used many years before.
Price in first year of sale 238.00 DM
External source of data erb
Source of data Handbuch VDRG 1969/1970

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