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Kunio Hoshino

National RX 7200
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Creator's Country: Japan

Creator's Age: 70-80 yrs.

Year Created: 1980

Year Introduced: 1982

Patent: US0D0266664

Article: N/A

Quote: N/A

Notes: Co-created with several others, the wood sides of the RX-7200 are actually uniquely colored textured plastic.

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Richard Culbertson

General Electric 3-5252C
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Creator's Country: United States

Creator's Age: deceased

Year 3-5252C Created: 1981

Year 3-5252C Introduced: 1982

Patent: US0D0268755

Article: N/A

Quote: N/A

Notes: Mr. Culbertson is one of the few American boombox creators we've identified.

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Siu-Kwong Tse

Skitronic ES-555 Disco Lite
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Creator's Country: Hong Kong

Creator's Age: 60-70s

Year ES-555 Created: 1989

Year ES-555 Introduced: 1990

Patent: US0D04811313

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: The Disco Lite boombox has appeared in videos that have been viewed over 175 million times.

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Kazumasa Takenaka

National RX 5700
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Creator's Country: Japan

Creator's Age: 70-80s

Year 5700 Created: 1979

Year 5700 Introduced: 1981

Patent: US0D0262621

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Kazumasa-san was a prolific creator of grail boomboxes. In addition to the RX 5700 he co-created the RX 7200.

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Yasuo Itoh

Victor RC-M90
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Creator's Country: Japan

Creator's Age: 75-90

Year Created: 1970

Year M90 Introduced: 1980

Patent: US03757254

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Yasuo-san co-created the noise reduction circuitry used in the RC-M90. The pristine sound is just one of the reasons the M90 is considered the King of Boomboxes.

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Benito Mishiro

National RX 5350
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Creator's Country: Japan

Creator's Age: 70-80s

Year 5350 Created: 1982

Year 5350 Introduced: 1982

Patent: US0D0277563

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Co-created with others, the 5350 is an upside-down boombox, so named because the tuner is on the bottom rather than the top.

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Kikuo Ohta

National Panasonic 4360DFT
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Creator's Country: Japan

Creator's Age: 70-80 yrs.

Year 4360DFT Created: 1978

Year 4360DFT Introduced: 1980

Patent: US0D0259785

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: Co-created with several others, the 4360DFT has rotating pop-up microphones.

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Hoi T. Vong

West Point
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Creator's Country: Hong Kong

Creator's Age: 70-80 yrs.

Year Created: 1977

Year Introduced: 1980

Patent: US0D0254734

Article: N/A

Quote: Unknown

Notes: The actual West Point boombox model has not been identified yet. Do you which model it is?

 

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