Best I can tell, Westinghouse introduced their first transistor radios in 1957.

     This is one of them, an elegant example of 50s industrial design at its best.  Note the horizontal  "V" separating the black from the red.   The large dial makes tuning easy and accurate.  The  breakproof case is made of one of the deepest,  richest red plastics I've seen.

      I absolutely love this radio.  I have three of them!

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