The interior of the EICO RA-6 reveals big square cans housing the tube radio type of tuning coils.  The chassis is made of sturdy steel.  The transistors are mounded in sockets. 

     These three construction practices are holdovers from the tube radio era. While this radio was being built, other transistor manufactures were using miniature coils, thin printed circuits, and soldered-in transistors.

     You can see three transistors and their sockets  just below the bottom left corner of the big square speaker magnet holder in the middle.  Look for three shiny round objects forming points of a triangle just below the "IR 6" printing on the speaker magnet holder.

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