Yashica’s YT-300… a neat little radio from 1959

It’s time to revisit this early post on my blog. Did you know that Yashica made electronics like radios and even a tape recorder?

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris

Yashica produced more than just cameras during its boom years. As a leader in the field of electronic photography in the middle to late 1960s, Yashica’s early electronic devices ranged from such diverse items as transistor radios, record players, movie projectors, editing equipment and tape recorders to name but a few.

Most of the earliest electronic devices are rather rare now (as one would expect after 50 years) and only occasionally does something come up in auctions both on the web and in estate sales. I suspect that the more common electrical items such as projectors and editing equipment are still flooding eBay and other on-line auction sites.

Finding an early radio such as the YT-300 and YT-100 is a bit harder. Here we share some of what we’ve been able to collect over the years.

20150716_203028_Richtone(HDR) Nice complete set from around 1960.

Yashica YT-300 Radio Brochure Not a bad price for such a sophisticated…

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