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
・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
Rotary Attachment Plug
Double Cluster Socket
Double Cluster Socket
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
・Designated as an excellent domestic product in 1930 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Square Battery-powered Light
・This light helped support business expansion in the early Showa Era.
Round-type Reflection Electric Heater(500W)
・First electric heater.
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
・First thermostat for electric kotatsu heater. This product featured low interference and was highly evaluated everywhere for its advanced technology.
Electrical Socket with Switch
・First electrical socket with switch put on the market in response to high demand.
First 3-Tube Radio(R-31)
・First video set. It won first prize in the Tokyo Central Broadcasting Station Radio Receiver Contest.
・First dry battery for large lights.
1/2-Horsepower, 3-phase Induction Motor
・First motor produced by the company.
Electric Fan with Automatic Oscillation(36 cm table top model)
・First electric fan.
Incandescent Lamp(The Sister Incandescent 40 Watt and Standard 60 Watt)
・First incandescent lamp.
First prototype of television
Light Preventing Air Raid Detection(20W)
・A special light used to prevent detection during World War II air raids.
・A special wireless equipment utilizing the company's radio technology was developed during the war.
Vacuum Tube for Telecommunications
・First Vacuum Tube.
Flashlight in Wooden Case
・This product provided a driving force as the company returned to commercial production.
・First all-wave radio.
Straight Fluorescent Lamp(FL-20D)
・First fluorescent lamp.
Agitator-type Washing Machine(MW-101)
・First washing machine.
17-inch Monochrome TV(17K-531)
・First TV set.
"Hyper" Electric Motor
・Product which led the way to development in motor production.
・First motor-driven kitchen appliance.
5-Tube Super Heterodyne Radio(NS-200)
・One of the best-selling radios produced in early 1950's.
・First electric refrigerator.
Pulsator-type Washing Machine(MW-303)
・First pulsator-type washing machine with wringer.
"Hyper" Dry Battery
・Dry battery technology began to make progress.
Double Cone Hi-Fi Speaker(8P-W1)
・Audio technology began to make progress.
Radio with Printed Circuit Board(3B-267)
・First printed-circuit-board radio produced in Japan.
Battery-powered Gas lgniter(GL-1)
・First in a series of automatic igniter gas appliance.
・First mercury battery developed using original technology.
Home Air-Conditioner(Window Model W-31)
・First room air-conditioner.
・First tape recorder for home use.
Cylinder-type Vacuum Cleaner(MC-8)
・Advances made in vacuum cleaner production.
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(FM150/60-53B)
・The best selling model with single piece construction of transmission and power units.
Automatic Rice Cooker(SR-18)
・Start of expansion of rice cooker business.
Miniature 6-transister Radio(T-10)
・This was the world's smallest radio at that time.
・Reciprocating two blades Electric Shaver
17-inch color TV(K17-30)
・First table-type color TV set.
・Gold Prize awarded at the XII Triennial of Milan.
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
・Panasonic's first microwave oven for restaurant and institutional use.
6-Transister Table-top Radio "Pana Pet"(R-8)
・This hit product sold more than one million units.
Portable Audio Tape Recorder "Mysonic"(RQ-303)
・This recorder became known as the '¥10,000 product'.
High Performance Dry Battery "Hi-Top"
・The first in a series of longer-life dry batteries.
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"
・First "Technics" product.
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(TR-001)
・World's smallest portable TV
・Contained into "Time Capsule EXPO'70"
"Technics" Direct-Drive Turntable(SP-10)
・World's first commercial direct-drive turntable.
VHS Video Tape Recorder(NV-8800)
・First VHS Format VTR for Home Use
Facsimile Machine for Office Use
・Japan's first office facsimile.
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.
Portable Cassette Recorder(RQ-2107)
・One-touch recording, automatic stop and level adjustment function.
・Best seller for student use.