yeah. but caps in transistor radios of that age lived an easy life
compared to those in tube radios, so maybe could survive longer.
i bet the solder joints in that thing were absolute perfection.
random old fart digression: for a while in college i worked at the
sony warranty repair place. we had an old sony table radio which had
survived a fire; melted into a random mass with a couple of knobs
pointed in random directions; of course, still worked fine.
i dug an old macintosh 50w-2 tube amp (mono) out of a dumpster a
million years ago. it still worked, but almost all the caps were
crummy, electrolytic as well as oily paper, as well as several other
components. replaced them and it was a nice amp. when i sold it the
buyer was shocked that i would desecrate a classic amp like that. (i
had kept the removed components in a coffee can which went along with
the sale, so he was free to return it to its natural state). what made
it a mcintosh was the transformer(s?) which remained original, as they
were potted in about ten pounds of epoxy or something and made up 90%
of the mass and volume of the thing.
Nah, I still use an old General Electric 8 transistor Am with 2 shortwave
bands radio that was made in Utica NY. It's got a far better tuner than you
typically get these days and still sounds quite good. Uses 4 c cells.