|Year: 1970||Type: Recorder and/or Player|
|Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors)||Semiconductors present.|
|Wave bands||- without|
|Power type and voltage||Dry Batteries / 9 Volt|
|Loudspeaker||Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)|
|from Radiomuseum.org||Model: Soundwagon - Tamco Co., Ltd.; Tokyo|
|Material||Modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)|
|Shape||Design Radio or Novelty / Gadget - fancy or unusual shape.|
|Dimensions (WHD)||115 x 65 x 60 mm / 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.4 inch|
|Notes||Soundwagon, "MusicMobile" or "Tamco Musical Toy Soundwagon VW Bus" is a special record player: It's not the record that spins. The self running record player doesn't need turntables but churns out music by driving round the record with a needle that is underneath the car. The bus is more of a novelty (Gadget) than any serious replacement for your turntable, as the speaker is quite small. Listening to music from a moving source can be quite disorientating. It is amazing to watch though! Colors available: at least white, red, blue, yellow and gold. It uses a 9-volt battery in the back hatch and has a motor for the wheels, along with a movable steering 'needle' to guide it on it's way. You can find also some (white ones, with "GO! GO!" written to the sides) having University of Illinois decals. This means that somebody could order a certain quantity, branding them to anything.
The box with printing "Musical Toy Soundwagon" includes a styrofoam container to hold the soundwagon plus an instruction sheet for English, Spanish, French and German, one page per language, brinted in blue with red title "Soundwagon". Careful: There are also remade empty boxes on eBay which look quite original (used)!
The japanese razy works company started re-issuing the Soundwagon under the name Vinyl Killer recently (since 2007). Founded in 2002, Razy Works has produced record players, clothing, accessory and has also organized and promoted various art shows and dj tours to be exposed to Japanese pop culture. Since about 2007 you get also the "Vinyl Killer Mini Clubman" Model from Razyworks - in colors: Pepper White, Dark Silver, Chili Red, Laser Blue, Hot Chocolate (= 12800 Yen), all others = 9800 YEN ... It is licensed across the globe by BMW AG in Germany!
|Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)||0.1 kg / 0 lb 3.5 oz (0.22 lb)|
|Source of data||-- Collector info (Sammler)|
Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.
All listed radios etc. from Tamco Co., Ltd.; Tokyo
Here you find 1 models, 1 with images and 1 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.