Sharp BP-322 Novelty Ladies Compact Radio
By the 1960s the pocket transistor radio was ubiquitous and the manufacturers were forced to look at ways to keep sales up. Many turned to novelty offerings such as this one by Sharp. Designed in 1965 with a compact mirror on the underside, the BP-322 was actually not a bad idea for the hip ladies’ handbag.
This desirable working example is offered boxed and complete. While it shows signs of use it is offered in nice condition overall. The previous owner had disconnected the battery wires to connect to a series of hearing aid batteries, but when we connected it up the volume was still strong and we successfully picked up two stations. We will leave the battery wires free incase you wanted to wire in a new battery casing. There is a small area around the edge near the earphone jack that has a few light stress cracks and soft yellowing but nothing serious. Otherwise it appears free from external damage. The box has some age related wear and marks to the outside and the internal silk has some light dirt marks.