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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:41:44 PM on 17 February 2024.
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Hi

I have a 5 1/2 inch TV Clock Radio.

Its labelled as an ITC K-3706.

ITC is supposedly Integrated Technology Centre based in Perth. I highly doubt this was made there so I am assuming it is a rebranded Asian made set.

Do anyone know about these things?

Regards

Tim

ITC portable television
ITC portable television
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:07:11 PM on 17 February 2024.
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Welcome Tim!

You'll need to send Brad some pics.
Depending on the date, it could have been made in Japan, Taiwan or Korea. There was (is?) a company in Taiwan called Kisho that made lots of these things. Biggest electronics manufacturer you've never heard of!


 
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The 3706 part may be generic.

Here's a NZ reference to Technica Model K-3706 TV / Alarm Clock / Radio. Note mention of burned out mains transformer, apparently being a common issue:

https://classic-computers.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1784


Here's an Italian Geloso GTR-3706:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shk1OTDYl6o


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:17:55 PM on 18 February 2024.
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Photos uploaded.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:04:05 PM on 18 February 2024.
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Yep, that's the same as the Geloso in the Italian video.

Looks like a Kisho to me.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:38:35 PM on 18 February 2024.
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These were also sold by K-Mart, branded Audiosonic.
Head office HongKong.(Capetronics).
Did the warranty service for these in the 80's.
Also seen as many other brands.
JJ


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:59:51 AM on 19 February 2024.
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I thought that it looked like a Trakton.
I might have one at home.
Will look.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:34:38 PM on 19 February 2024.
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I thought that it looked like a Trakton.

Trakton -- a brand of Austvale Pty Ltd Melbourne. Distributor of Asian sourced Trakton branded consumer entertainment products.

Founded: 1972 Closed: 1991


Seems this 3706 was badge-engineered by quite a few companies.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:00:06 PM on 25 February 2024.
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I found my TV that looked like the ITC one in question.

It is identical, but was not a Trakton, but a Hanimex CTV6.


Wayne.

Portable televisions


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 6:41:49 AM on 27 February 2024.
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Photo uploaded to Post 9.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:29:37 PM on 27 February 2024.
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Yes it is a Kisho.

The company is still around, they now make electricity meters.

Pye used to use them for some of their products in the late '70s and the 80s.


 
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