unusual globe radios were made in Japan in the early ’60s and were
many other Japanese products, at
that time, they were sold under different names
as: FLEETWOOD, VISTA, MARC, PEERLESS and others.
the metal equatorial ring we can see the molded inscription
“FLEETWOOD”, or in
cases: ALL TRANSISTOR, TRANSISTOR SIX VISTA, TRANSISTOR SIX
PEERLESS, 8 TRANSISTOR AM/SW.
these radios were
also used as gadgets and for this reason, at the base, there is a
bas-relief niche which may include a label with the name of the
firms such as: MARC, VISTA, RALEIGH, FOUR STAR, LUNA and many others.
globe, 20 cm diameter, is made of transparent Plexiglas and is
dismountable in two half spheres.
images of seas and continents, in bas-relief and painted, are
depicted in the inner
part of the globe to avoid damages caused by contact with other
The speaker is facing down and the sound comes out from the vents of
the white grill
in the south pole of the globe.
there are five versions:
version (in medium waves) with sliding tuner control, on the side.
version (in medium waves) with knob tuner control, on the north
version, in medium and short waves.
version, in medium and long waves.
and AM (medium waves) version.
(MW & CW)
(MW & CW)
(MW & FM)