TRANCEL TP-194

This Trancel TP-194 was manufactured in Japan by Toshiba in 1959. This is the macho version of the Toshiba TR-193 ‘Lace’. It is almost identical except that the lace portion of the speaker grill has been replaced by industrial perforated metal, grrrrrrrr! And to top it off the plastic cabinet shines like a beer glass made of black obsidian! However it still shares the same delicate tuning dial as the feminine ‘Lace’...

 

 
 
 
 

   

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Toshiba made many sublime looking radios with at least 13 models that I know of branded as Trancel. This TP-194 can also be found branded as Toshiba. It was distributed in the USA by Transistor World Corp of New York who were closely aligned with Toshiba. Trancel’s were also distributed by Excel Trading Group of New York. Transistor World Corp and Excel may have been one in the same...

 

  

 

 

 
 
 
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This Trancel TP-194 is all Toshiba inside of course...