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Philco Radio of GB

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Name: Philco Radio of GB    (GB)  
Abbreviation: philco
Products: Model types Brand

Philco Radio & Television Corporation of Great Britain Ltd., Aintree Rd. and Wadsworth Rd., Perrivale, Middlesex;
later: Romford Road, Chigwell, Essex;

From 1960 became British Radio Corporation Ltd. 21 Cavendish Place. London WC1.

From 1963 became P.G.B. Electronics Ltd. 21 Cavendish Place. London WC1.

From 1966 became Philco International Ltd. 42 Leicester Square, London WC2.

From 1968 products appeared under the name Philco-Ford.

Transistor radios were produced from 1959 till 1971.


This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  99/99 Dublette ID = 79427 UCC85   
GB  40 Tropic B821 7B7  There is a tab inside the radio: Philco, Richmond, Surrey, England.( or Dealer ... 
GB  51 B2853 7S7   
GB  50 B2852 7S7   
GB  33 Baby Grand 1260 6A7  With Shadow Tuning Indicator. Similar to models 260 & 261. 
GB  33 Four Star Baby Grand 260 6A7  Without Shadow Tuning Indicator, otherwise similar to Model 1260. 
GB  33 Five Star Baby Grand 261 6A7  Hill, "Radio Radio" depicts in fig.412 obviously not a "Five Star Baby Grand", but a "Mezz... 
GB  34 Straight Four 267 77E   
GB  36 People´s Set 333 VP21  120 volt battery has a 67.5 volt tapping. Same case for model 444. Same chassis in wooden ... 
GB  36 People´s Set 269 6A7  First one of the People´s Set Series. Also Bakelite cabinet version 444. 
GB  36 People´s Set 444 6A7  The price was 6gns = 6£ 6s 0d. Same cabinet (probably made by E.K. Cole (EKCO)) also as ba... 
GB  37 People´s Set U427 6A7  similar cabinet for U427, A527, U527, P527, B537 and V537. 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Seite 1 Prospekt ca.1940 Seite1tbn_uk_philco_prospekt_ca1940_cover.jpg