20 (20B) Baby Grand (Deluxe Baby Grand) Cathedral, late

Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA

  • Year
  • 1930/1931
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 80423

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 7
  • Main principle
  • TRF without regeneration; Screengrid 1926-1935
  • Tuned circuits
  • 3 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 20 Baby Grand [Cathedral, late] - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
  • Shape
  • Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 16 x 18 x 10 inch / 406 x 457 x 254 mm
  • Notes
  • The cathedral cabinet for model 20 was updated in early 1931 with a maple overlay on the front of the arch and ribbed columns supporting the arch.

    Model 20 was also available in a small console cabinet.

    The "-B" (for "Baby Grand") suffix for cathedrals was not used by Philco until later models, although some collectors may call this model "20B".

    For the model 20 series, Philco used the term "Baby Grand" for both the cathedral and console versions, unlike later models where "Baby Grand" was used exclusively for cathedrals.

    The "DeLuxe" name may not have been used by Philco, but is often used by collectors today to dinstinguish the late model 20 cathedral from the earlier version with a simple flat front on the cabinet.

    Stein "Cathedral & Tombstone Radios" lists 6 tubes.

  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 1 = 1931/1934 (for 1919-1931)
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • Philco Radio 1928-1942 (Philco 1928-36 Wiring Diagrams, Parts Lists, and Essential Service Data)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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The model 20 (20B) is part of the collections of the following members.