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Aldo Andreani
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I think that Bulova has never produced transistor radios but it was very interested in this new technology and the demonstration is its project to have the brand Bulova on the first transistor radio in the world and on the first Japanese transistor radio.

One approach was successful (see Regency TR-1 and Bulova 250) whereas the second is described in the book "Sony: The Company and Its Founders" by Robert Grayson: "In the fall of 1955....Morita managed to arrange a meeting with the purchasing agent for the well established Bulova Watch Company. The agent loved the TR-55 transistor radio and shocked Morita by placing an order for 100,000 units on the spot. There was only one catch: the radios had to be sold under the Bulova name. Morita insisted on using the Sony brand name" and the deal didn't go through.

Additional manufacturers of Bulova transistor radios have been for example NEC (see NEC NT-730 and Bulova NT-730) and Matsushita (see National T10 and Bulova 670).

See this forum, in particular the posts by Michael Jack (michaeljpro).

See also the text connected to this video by collectornet about the model 740.

This article was edited 01.Jul.20 09:09 by Aldo Andreani .