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Sony Ireland, Shannon

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Name: Sony Ireland, Shannon    (IRL)  
Abbreviation: sonyire
Products: Model types
Summary:

Sony's assembly plant in Shannon, Ireland began production in May of 1960. About 100 employees produced 3000 radios per month. Having a plant in close proximity to Europe and many Commonwealth countries meant easier and cheaper distribution. Most of the parts in the "Made In Ireland" radios originated in England or Ireland (except for the transistors which came from Sony in Japan).

Founded: 1960
Closed: 1966
Production: 1960 - 1966
History:

This manufacturer was suggested by Salvador Galan-Ocaña.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
IRL  64 Seven Transistor 2 Band TR-7170L    
IRL  60 7 Transistor TR-7350L    
IRL  63 Seven Transistor TR-7170   Frequency Range 535 - 1605 kc. Made in Japan - Distributed by Shannon Sony Ltd. Ireland. 
IRL  60 Six Transistor TR-6090   Model is almost identical with the Japan made TR-609.For details see also Sony TR-7120. 
IRL  65 TR-7170C    
IRL  60 TR-7120 2SC73  The Sony TR-7120 - sometimes written as TR-712/0 is the Sony 712 made in Shannon, Ireland ... 

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