The product with an interesting Lithuanian name was born in one of the largest factories in Kaunas – the radio factory “Banga”, which was founded in 19 of June, 1956. On that day, the first line of production was registered in the factory planning division – a five-channel TV controller. However, the “Šilelis” 15 and 32cm diameter portable television sets were the most famous products manufactured at the factory. The first such TV (Šilelis-401D) was built in 1973. Interestingly, this TV set was owned not only by the Soviet Union, but also by other European countries and even the USA. On 25th of April 1995, Banga was declared bankrupt and the “Šilelis” production was stopped. More than 20 years later, Šilelis was re-manufactured, only now it is not a portable TV set, but a modern LED projector and an android TV box.
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