Refrigerator magnet pictures a 1959 advertisement for Bulova transistor radios, including models Bengal, Hercules, Comet, Jet, Imperial and Continental. Bulova was founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, a Bohemian immigrant. It became part of the Loews Corporation in 1979 and part of Citizen Watch Co. in 2007.
From the ad:
"BENGAL. Built right into its own carrying case. All-transistor for true fidelity sound. Has the look of fine luggage in Seal Brown leatherette. Great gift for sports-minded men and women. $54.95*
HERCULES. New, smaller, 8-transistor...with power-packed pull on distant stations. Amazing clarity and tone. Faceted grid on Ebony or ivory unbreakable case with fold-away hand-stand. $69.95*
COMET. Bright new way to keep the air waves in the palm of your hand. Wrap-around hand-stand on unbreakable case. All-transistor with big-set resonance. Hot Coral, Ivory, Caribbean Blue. $49.95*
JET. As beautiful in performance as it is in styling...pocket size, all transistor radio in unbreakable case. Goes beautifully with all modern accessories. Ebony. $42.50*
IMPERIAL. The only clock-radio built with watchmaker accuracy. Lulls to sleep and wakes to music or ready-perked coffee! Ebony, Pink, Pink with Charcoal dial, Turquoise, Ivory. $49.95*
CONTINENTAL. Far-reaching all-transistor and carrying case in one! Polished leatherette with gleaning, faceted front. Big-set performance; months of play on one tiny battery. British Tan. $49.95*"