miniature Tesla 208Us (12 x 7 cm) were made in
medium wave and FM. They operate on 2 AA
The radio was produced for a long period: from 1953
The technical design of the radio was a bit
old-fashioned for the period (it was based on a 1941 Philips "four tube system"
with loctal tubes), but is was quite dependable because
of the proven design. Many radios were manufactured (it
is estimated that more than a million of them were made)
for export to the West as well as to other countries
behind the Iron Curtain.
The radio has a date stamp with
the date 27 IV 1955. The radio, often called "bullet",
became very collectable, because of its shape. The colour
of the radio is a dark reddish brown with contrasting
white knobs (urea formaldehyde on a Bakelite core); the scale has 2