Many tiny companies went to work making transistor radios for US export in the postwar years, and almost as many went out of business. And sank without a trace. But here is a surviving trace of one such, Monarch, which decided it might be able to crack the American market with this startling carved Indian chief’s head one. It is certainly an entrancing artifact. And we salute its makers’ enterprise and artistic flair. One hangs it on the wall, where it strangely resembles a cuckoo clock. As well as a demon. We have no idea what the hanging keys represent. We love it.
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