Historical information

The poodle was purchased at the PX store in Vietnam by a soldier returning home as a present for his girlfriend (later to become his wife). Andrew Clyne, Service no: 3799091, served in 110 Signal Squadron, Vietnam, in 1971.

Physical description

Two-toned blue synthetic toy poodle with a gold collar and chain around its neck. It has two brown glass eyes, a black plastic nose and red felt tongue. A metal zipper under belly conceals the mechanism of a transistor radio.

Inscriptions & markings

Transister Japan/ Novelty/ Vol/ Tuner/ Made in Japan on tag attached to hind leg. Red NOVELTY printed on control.