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Nipco Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Tokyo

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Name: Nipco Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Tokyo    (J)  
Abbreviation: nipco
Products: Model types
Summary:

Nipco Mfg. Co., Ltd.
20 Kanda Tashiro-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan (1962)
Cable: NIPSELCOTRA TOKYO

Nipco is a manufacturer of transistor radios, tape recorders, phonographs, tranceivers, and electrical components.  These were sold under the Nipco brand as well as other brands.

Brands known to be associated with Nipco include: International, Kent, TopStar, TopHit, AFCO, Monarch, Omsco, Omscolite, Royce, Viscount, Macy, LEFCO, IROCO, Wales, and Minerva.

History:

This manufacturer was suggested by Mark Hippenstiel.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
60 Six Transistors [horizontal]   Nipco Six Transistors Red cabinet, white rear cover, aluminum nameplate and grille, dial ... 
60 Hi-Fi 8 Transistors   Nipco Hi-Fi 8 Transistors; White plastic with metal front grill, black colored rear cover... 
63 Hi-Fi 10 Transistors 101 2S52  The circuit label of the 10 transistor sets (Nipco and similars) always show three AF tran... 
65 Sunshine Six Transistor   Nipco AM-Pocket Radio Model Sunshine. Earphone, Leathercase. Black & White Plas... 
65 Super HiFi 8 Transistor Model: 408A   Nipco AQS AM pocketable AM Radio Model Super HiFi 8 Transistor Model 408A. 
60 606 2SA30  Germanium transistors from TEN. Electrolytic capacitors have Japan and Ecar printed alo... 
99 Doublet ID = 140325   Nipco 10 Transistor AM Radio Model 101. Leather Carrying Case. Made in Japan. 
63 Eight Transistors   Similar to other models listed under Nipco 10 Transistors. 
63 Eight Transistors 8 Hi-Fi   Similar to other models listed under Nipco 10 Transistors. 
63 Minerva Eight Transistors 8 Hi-Fi   Similar to other models listed under Nipco 10 Transistors. 
63 International Hi-Fi 10 Transistors   Similar to other models listed under Nipco 10 Transistors 
65 Six Transistor [vertical] 2SA30   

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