- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 470 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast plus 2 Short Wave bands.
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 8 inch = 20.3 cm
- Power out
- 3 W (unknown quality)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 37-630T - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
- Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 20.25 x 11.25 x 9 inch / 514 x 286 x 229 mm
The Philco model 37-630 series (1936-37) uses a 6-tube 3-band chassis which is very similar to the 37-620 series, but with shadow meter (tuning aid) added. The chassis is also similar in design to that used in the previous model 630 series (1935-36). The bands covered are 530-1720 kHz (BC), 2.3-7.4 MHz (SW1), and 7.35-22 MHz (SW2).
There are four versions of the chassis. Codes 121 and 125 have the rectifier tube located on top of the transformer, and are used in the -X and -MX console models. Codes 122 and 126 have the rectifier tube located on the chassis next to the power transformer to reduce the overall height, and are used in the low profile -T model. Codes 121 and 125 are early versions; codes 122 and 126 are later versions, which have minor circuit improvements (see schematics).
There are three individual models with different cabinet styles. Model 37-630T is a table radio. Model 37-630X is a console with inclined sounding board, having a rectangular speaker opening with three vertical bars in front of the speaker. Model 37-630MX is a more modern console design, with a speaker opening consisting of four tall narrow rectangular slots.
The basic design of the chassis for the 37-630 series was carried forward and used in the 38-630 series (1937-38).
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 11.6 kg / 25 lb 8.8 oz (25.551 lb)
- Price in first year of sale
- 63.00 $
- Source of data
- Collector's Guide to Antique Radios (6th edition)
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 7 = 1936 and before
- Mentioned in
- Philco Radio 1928-1942
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Machine Age to Jet Age II (Philco Service Bulletins # 251 and #251A.)
- Literature/Schematics (3)
- Philco Folder No. PR-430 for 1937.
- Model page created by Thomas Albrecht. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 3850 models, 2148 with images and 3238 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA