Toshiba 6TP-335

6TP-219 face

The 6TP-335 is yet another example of Toshiba design at its best. What an eyeful!

This elusive beauty shipped in 1959 as the successor to the 6TP-304, another fabulous model that deserves its own entry on Radio Wallah before long. The suggested retail price for the 6TP-335 was ¥7,700, but Toshiba also offered it up at ¥7,200 yen for those willing to pay in cash. (It wasn't easy for Japanese consumers to spend such an amount at the time, so many opted to pay in monthly instalments.)

The 6TP-335 was sold in three colours – red, black, and the light green you see on this page. Extant samples in any colour make for an extremely rare find. And for whatever reason, the light green shows up the least often. Only about one in five samples I've spotted over the past decade have been in the light green colour. (The red and black have surfaced in about equal numbers, with each accounting for about twice as many units as the light green.)

Although a couple of sets found their way abroad over the years, I've yet to see any evidence that suggests the model was officially exported under the Toshiba brand name. Granted, it did appear in the New Zealand market, but under the 'Clipper' brand name and labelled with a different model number. This is because protectionist import regulations in place at that time demanded that radios be assembled locally.

65 x 112 x 30 mm (approx. 2-1/2" x 4-3/8" x 1-1/8")

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