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41-280XF (T)

41-280XF ; Philco, Philadelphia (ID = 486186) Radio
41-280XF ; Philco, Philadelphia (ID = 486187) Radio
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41-280XF ; Philco, Philadelphia (ID = 50539) Radio
Philco, Philadelphia: 41-280XF [Radio] ID = 50539 362x521
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For model 41-280XF (T), Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA:
Copy gen. von Lyndell Scott Archiv Radio Attic
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
Year: 1940/1941 perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 8: XXL XXL 7B7 7B7 7C6 41 41 84
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast plus 2 Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12 inch = 30.5 cm
Power out 2 W (unknown quality)
from Model: 41-280XF - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
Material Wooden case
Shape Console with Push Buttons.
Dimensions (WHD) 28.6 x 39.5 x 13.8 inch / 726 x 1003 x 351 mm

Model 41-280XF has two IF stages. Tuning ranges: BC, 2.3 - 7.0, and 9.0 - 12.0 MHz.

Please be careful with posting the pictures:
Suffix XF is for Console, inclined control panel, vertical sounding board (1938-40)​.
See also suffix X for Console with Inclined Sounding Board and
Suffix XX - Console, inclined control panel, Inclined Sounding Board (1938-40)

Unfortunately, the suffixes are equivocal regarding the suffixes - pictures hard to clear up - see also the list of codes by clicking the brand/manufacturer::
Ad in "The Miami Daily News", Friday, November 29, 1940, for Philco model 280X console for $ 69.95 and Philco Companion table model 250T $ 49.95. The same issue had a Sears ad with the Silvertone "Four-Tube Jive-Box" for $ 14.95, 8-tube Silvertone Radio-Phonograph console $ 69.95, 5-tube Radio-Phonograph table radio $ 24.95, and 5-tube Silvertone portable radio $ 19.95.

External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 12 = ca. 1941 and before
Mentioned in The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Literature/Schematics (1) Philco Radio 1928-1942 (Philco 1941 RMS Year Book)
Literature/Schematics (2) Pre-War Consoles

All listed radios etc. from Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
Here you find 3747 models, 2127 with images and 3141 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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philco: 41-280X vs 41-280XF
Ross Hollinger


I see there are two entries for the 41-280. I just picked one up for restoration and was wonder what the difference is between the two for purposes of schematics and electrical restoration. The schematics look the same (unless I missed something).



Wolfgang Bauer

Hello Ross,

I'll try to explain the difference to you.
Take a look at the ==> data sheet from Philco.
There you can find the following note, among other things:

X - Console with Inclined Sounding Board
XF - Console, inclined control panel, vertical sounding board (1938-40)

Here the pictures should be rearranged because all pictures show the same model in both models
41-280XF  and   41-280X .

Best regards WB

Philco, Philadelphia: 41-280XF
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