Panasonic Toot-a-loop

Top view of a radio showing the hoop shape. Underside view of a radio showing the hoop shape. Side view of a radio showing the tuning dial and ear phone socket. Side view of a radio showing the printed inscription. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing the ear piece. Close view of a radio showing the ear piece. Front view of a radio showing the packaging. Rear view of a radio showing the packaging. Side view of a radio showing the instruction manual.
Top view of a radio showing the hoop shape. Underside view of a radio showing the hoop shape. Side view of a radio showing the tuning dial and ear phone socket. Side view of a radio showing the printed inscription. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing it fully open. Side view of a radio showing the ear piece. Close view of a radio showing the ear piece. Front view of a radio showing the packaging. Rear view of a radio showing the packaging. Side view of a radio showing the instruction manual.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 007870
Country
Date
1972 (circa)

Description

A Panasonic R-72 novelty transistor radio manufactured in Japan in the early 1970s. This articulated donut shaped radio could be worn as a bangle around the wrist or twisted into an 'S' shape to be free standing. The tuning dial is located at the end of one of the 'splits' accessed when the radio is twisted into the 'S' shape. The on/off and volume control is located on the outer edge of the unit as is the earphone jack. The case of the radio is moulded from impact resistant ABS and has a characteristic high shine finish. This example is complete with earphone, box and operating instructions.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Organisation)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "TOOT-A-LOOP Panasonic. Model R-72. FREQ. RANGW : AM 525 -1605kHz (571-187m) Battery : 9V Radio battery. Panasonic 006P or equivalent. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. Made in Japan. " (split end)
Dimensions
Height
30mm
Diameter
155mm
Colour