A Portable Revolution In Your Shirt Pocket!
The transistor radio was the vehicle of social change for a generation of teenagers during the 1950’s, bringing portable music to the masses for the first time!
James Butters’ absolutely awesome site features transistor radios manufactured between 1954 and 1965; the ‘Golden Age’ of transistor radio design.
These icons of yesteryear feature stunning ‘Jet Age’ design influenced by the space race, fifties automobiles, architecture and popular music. Most of these radios still look modern and sharp even today; fifty years after they were created. Good design really is timeless!
For him the transistor radio represents youth, freedom, innocence, rebellion and independence. They evoke images of James Dean, fast cars, cigarettes, Elvis Presley and gyrating hips!
These are the iPods of the 1950’s and 1960’s. read more