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54C Early

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54C ; Philco, Philadelphia (ID = 1543797) Radio
Philco, Philadelphia: 54C [Radio] ID = 1543797 933x700
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For model 54C Early, Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
Year: 1933 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 6A7 78 75 43 25Z5
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 460 kHz
Wave bands Broadcast (MW), Police, sometimes also early TV (75-200m).
Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 115 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: 54C [Early] - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Dimensions (WHD) 335 x 220 x 130 mm / 13.2 x 8.7 x 5.1 inch
Notes The model 54 series are compact upright table radios, referred to as "pee-wee" or "cigar box" designs because of their compactness. The 54C early version (1933) has a wood front with vertical bars through the speaker opening. The 54C middle version (1934) is similar to the early version, but has a photofinish front with faux inlay and burl patterns. The 54C late version (1935) has a wood front with a "wave" pattern at the top of the speaker opening. The 54S early version (1934-35) has the front appearance of an "owl". The 54S late version (1935) has a spoked arch speaker opening. All versions have 2 bands and lighted dial.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 5 kg / 11 lb 0.2 oz (11.013 lb)
Price in first year of sale 25.00 $
Collectors' prices  
Source of data Philco Radio 1928-1942
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 3 = 1933 and before
Mentioned in Evolution of the Radio (Volume 1) (vol.2, p.16)
Literature/Schematics (1) Philco 1928-36 Wiring Diagrams, Parts Lists, and Essential Service Data

Model page created by Thomas Albrecht. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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