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Panapet (Ball and Chain radio) R-70S

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Panapet R-70S; Panasonic, (ID = 2398864) Radio
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For model Panapet (Ball and Chain radio) R-70S, Panasonic, Matsushita, National ナショナル (also tubes); Osaka:
Country:  Japan
Manufacturer / Brand:  Panasonic, Matsushita, National ナショナル (also tubes); Osaka
Year: 1972 ? perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 6:
Main principle Superheterodyne (common)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 2 x 1,5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 6 cm = 2.4 inch
Power out 0.15 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Panapet R-70S - Panasonic, Matsushita,
Material Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
Shape Design Radio or Novelty / Gadget - fancy or unusual shape.
Dimensions (WHD) 110 x 110 x 110 mm / 4.3 x 4.3 x 4.3 inch

National Panasonic Panapet model R-70/S: Colors in red, blue, white, yellow or green. The same colors as the first edition Panapet R-70 from 1970. Colors may change a bit over time, but violet - as we show can either be an additional color or was afterwards painted.
Note the different battery type and power output to the standard R-70. We can only assume that Panapet R-70S followed about 1972 and most probably was sold for more than one season.

From " " for the first series, National Panasonic Panapet R-70: "The quirky ‘Panapet’, produced by Panasonic in 1970 to commemorate the World Expo in Osaka, was a ball-shaped radio that hung on a chain. Two chrome-plated dials on the surface controlled tuning and volume, and the tuning display itself was set into the ball. Initially released as an AM-only radio, customers could choose from red, yellow, white, blue and avocado green versions.

First exhibited at the World Expo in Osaka, the Panapet perfectly captured the playful pop spirit of the early 1970s. With its boldly futuristic spherical design and space age styling, it was an instant hit with the young and youthful-at-heart when it burst onto the scene."

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 0.410 kg / 0 lb 14.4 oz (0.903 lb)
Mentioned in -- Original prospect or advert ((Region?) National Panasonic "Radios & Transceivers" ±1971)
Literature/Schematics (1) Antique Radio Magazine - Italy, Club Antique Radio Magazine (n.140 (november/december 2017) page 16-21)

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