60B Ch= 60 Version 2
- 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
- Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 460 kHz
- Wave bands
- Broadcast (MW), Police, sometimes also early TV (75-200m).
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 60B Ch= 60 [Version 2] - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
- Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 12.75 x 16.5 x 8.5 inch / 324 x 419 x 216 mm
The Philco model 60 series included nine versions over four years, all using similar 5-tube chassis.
There were six versions of the 60B cathedral. Version 1 (1933) had the simpler flat-front version of the classic cathedral cabinet with spade-shaped speaker grill which was used on many 1933 models. Version 2 (1934) had three vertical bars through the center of the center of the speaker grill, with short downward curving arcs added at the bottom of the speaker. Versions 3 and 4 (1934-35) had similar cabinets with an oval shaped speaker grill with a stair-step pattern; version 3 had a metal escutcheon with "Philco" stamped into the metal, and version 4 had a black bakelite escutcheon with a "Philco" decal on the center of the wooden front. Version 5 (1935) had the same cabinet as versions 3 and 4, but with a larger black bakelite escutcheon and a new dial scale design. Version 6 (1936) was a new style cabinet with a continuous arch from the base of the cabinet.
Model 60MB (1934) was a tombstone with a modern design, having three downward facing arcs through the speaker grill and hexagonal knobs.
Model 60L (1933-35) was an ornate lowboy with four vertical bars through the speaker grill and other embellishment.
Model 60F (1935-36) was a floor-type console with a tulip-shaped speaker grill.
The general spirit of the model 60 series continued into 1937 and 1938 with models 37-60 and 38-60, which were also 5-tube 2-band radios.
- Price in first year of sale
- 29.50 $
- Source of data
- Philco Radio 1928-1942
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 4 = ca. 1934 and before
- Mentioned in
- Spiegel Catalogs (Aircastle) (Spring/Summer 1934, No. 137, page 178.)
- 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.
- Other Models
Here you find 3840 models, 2135 with images and 3229 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA