The Konosuke Matsushita Museum displays the first models of various electric appliances that were developed by Panasonic and greatly contributed to the companys' prosperity. Below are examples of those appliances, including some from the company's early years.

Improved Attachment Plug

1918
Improved Attachment Plug

・First product. Because it was better in quality and 30%-50% lower in price than competitors' models, the plug was an immediate success.

Double Outlet Plug

1918
Double Outlet Plug

Rotary Attachment Plug

1919
Rotary Attachment Plug

Double Cluster Socket

1920
Double Cluster Socket

Double Cluster Socket

1920
Double Cluster Socket

Bullet-shaped Battery-powered Bicycle Light

1923
Bullet-shaped Battery-powered Bicycle Light

・Providing a battery life of over ten times that of conventional lights, the light won high acclaim in the market.

Super Electric Iron

1927
Super Electric Iron

・Designated as an excellent domestic product in 1930 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Square Battery-powered Light

1927
Square Battery-powered Light

・This light helped support business expansion in the early Showa Era.

Round-type Reflection Electric Heater

1928
Round-type Reflection Electric Heater(500W)

・First electric heater.

Electric [Kotatsu] Heater

1929
Electric "Kotatsu" Heater(Foot Warmer)

・First electric kotatsu heater. This product had a double-safety design with a high-performance thermostat and thermal fuse.

Thermostat for Electric Kotatsu Heater

1929
Thermostat for Electric Kotatsu Heater

・First thermostat for electric kotatsu heater. This product featured low interference and was highly evaluated everywhere for its advanced technology.

Electrical Socket with Switch

1929
Electrical Socket with Switch

・First electrical socket with switch put on the market in response to high demand.

First 3-Tube Radio

1931
First 3-Tube Radio(R-31)

・First video set. It won first prize in the Tokyo Central Broadcasting Station Radio Receiver Contest.

Dry Battery

1931
Dry Battery

・First dry battery for large lights.

1/2-Horsepower, 3-phase Induction Motor

1934
1/2-Horsepower, 3-phase Induction Motor

・First motor produced by the company.

Electric Fan with Automatic Oscillation

1936
Electric Fan with Automatic Oscillation(36 cm table top model)

・First electric fan.

Incandescent Lamp

1936
Incandescent Lamp(The Sister Incandescent 40 Watt and Standard 60 Watt)

・First incandescent lamp.

First prototype of television

1938
First prototype of television

Light Preventing Air Raid Detection

1941
Light Preventing Air Raid Detection(20W)

・A special light used to prevent detection during World War II air raids.

Wireless Equipment

1942
Wireless Equipment

・A special wireless equipment utilizing the company's radio technology was developed during the war.

Vacuum Tube for Telecommunications

1943
Vacuum Tube for Telecommunications

・First Vacuum Tube.

Flashlight in Wooden Case

1945
Flashlight in Wooden Case

・This product provided a driving force as the company returned to commercial production.

All-wave Radio

1946
All-wave Radio(8A-1)

・First all-wave radio.

Straight Fluorescent Lamp

1950
Straight Fluorescent Lamp(FL-20D)

・First fluorescent lamp.

Agitator-type Washing Machine

1951
Agitator-type Washing Machine(MW-101)

・First washing machine.

17-inch Monochrome TV

1952
17-inch Monochrome TV(17K-531)

・First TV set.

[Hyper] Electric Motor

1952
"Hyper" Electric Motor

・Product which led the way to development in motor production.

Electric Blender

1952
Electric Blender(MX-2)

・First motor-driven kitchen appliance.

5-Tube Super Heterodyne Radio

1952
5-Tube Super Heterodyne Radio(NS-200)

・One of the best-selling radios produced in early 1950's.

Electric Refrigerator

1953
Electric Refrigerator(NR-351)

・First electric refrigerator.

Pulsator-type Washing Machine

1954
Pulsator-type Washing Machine(MW-303)

・First pulsator-type washing machine with wringer.

[Hyper] Dry Battery

1954
"Hyper" Dry Battery

・Dry battery technology began to make progress.

Double Cone Hi-Fi Speaker

1954
Double Cone Hi-Fi Speaker(8P-W1)

・Audio technology began to make progress.

Radio with Printed Circuit Board

1955
Radio with Printed Circuit Board(3B-267)

・First printed-circuit-board radio produced in Japan.

Battery-powered Gas lgniter

1955
Battery-powered Gas lgniter(GL-1)

・First in a series of automatic igniter gas appliance.

Mercury Batteries

1955
Mercury Batteries

・First mercury battery developed using original technology.

Home Air-Conditioner

1958
Home Air-Conditioner(Window Model W-31)

・First room air-conditioner.

Tape Recorder

1958
Tape Recorder(RQ-201)

・First tape recorder for home use.

Cylinder-type Vacuum Cleaner

1959
Cylinder-type Vacuum Cleaner(MC-8)

・Advances made in vacuum cleaner production.

Taxi radio transmission base station unit

1958
Taxi Radio Transmission Base Station Unit

・FM150/60-53B, the best selling base station unit which served as a basis for future penetration of telecommunication products into homes/offices.

Taxi radio transmission unit

1958
Taxi Radio Transmission Unit(FM150/60-53B)

・The best selling model with single piece construction of transmission and power units.

Automatic Rice Cooker

1959
Automatic Rice Cooker(SR-18)

・Start of expansion of rice cooker business.

Miniature 6-transister Radio

1959
Miniature 6-transister Radio(T-10)

・This was the world's smallest radio at that time.

Electric Shaver

1959
Electric Shaver(MS-28)

・Reciprocating two blades Electric Shaver

17-inch color TV

1960
17-inch color TV(K17-30)

・First table-type color TV set.

Eight-Transistor Radio

1960
Eight-Transistor Radio(T-40)

・Gold Prize awarded at the XII Triennial of Milan.

8 Transistor 2 Band Portable Radio

1962
8 Transistor 2 Band Portable Radio(T-801)

・The first radio marketed under the brand name National Panasonic
・The excellently designed product appropriate for the new brand name developed by the latest technology pursuing super sensitivity and sound quality

Microwave Oven

1963
Microwave Oven(NE-100F)

・Panasonic's first microwave oven for restaurant and institutional use.

6-Transister Table-top Radio [Pana Pet]

1963
6-Transister Table-top Radio "Pana Pet"(R-8)

・This hit product sold more than one million units.

Portable Audio Tape Recorder [Mysonic]

1963
Portable Audio Tape Recorder "Mysonic"(RQ-303)

・This recorder became known as the '¥10,000 product'.

High Performance Dry Battery [Hi-Top]

1963
High Performance Dry Battery "Hi-Top"

・The first in a series of longer-life dry batteries.

Hi-Fi Stereo Radiophonograph [Asuka]

1964
Hi-Fi Stereo Radiophonograph "Asuka"(SE-200)

・First of successful series of stereophonic equipment with traditional Japanese furniture design.

High-Performance Small Speaker System [Technics 1]

1965
High-Performance Small Speaker System "Technics 1"

・First "Technics" product.

World Hi-end Portable Radio

1966
World Hi-end Portable Radio(RF-5000)

・11 band universal portable radio, one of the highest technology models covering wide range of programs in the world with 34 transistors.

Micro-miniature portable TV

1969
Micro-miniature portable TV(TR-001)

・World's smallest portable TV
・Contained into "Time Capsule EXPO'70"

[Technics] Direct-Drive Turntable

1970
"Technics" Direct-Drive Turntable(SP-10)

・World's first commercial direct-drive turntable.

Facsimile Machine for Office Use

1973
Facsimile Machine for Office Use

・Japan's first office facsimile.

Radio Cassette Player

1975
Radio Cassette Player(RQ-543)

・Developed exclusively for the Middle East markets.
・Super hit and long run model with cumulative sales of 4,200,000 in 15 years.

VHS Video Tape Recorder

1977
VHS Video Tape Recorder(NV-8800)

・First VHS Format VTR for Home Use

Radio Cassette Player

1979
Portable Cassette Recorder(RQ-2107)

・One-touch recording, automatic stop and level adjustment function.
・Best seller for student use.