Lloyds 8K38 "Hippy"

A groovy radio from the early 70's. It has all the "flower-power" colors.

Back in the late 60's being a hippy was a social statement, by the 70's it was a fashion statement.

What starts out as honest intentions always ends up being turned into a commercial enterprise.

 

This radio is a bit larger than I'd imagined. Nice multi colored hand strap. The entire backside of the cabinet (not visible in the pic) is covered in the same material as the strap.....kinda looks like rainbow suspenders.

There was another version of this radio called the "Hipster" which had both AM and FM bands.

There were some cool looking radios in the 1970's.

 

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Taken on January 1, 2004