• Year
  • 1934/1935
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 140302

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • 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
  • Loudspeaker
  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 60B [Version 4] - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
  • Shape
  • Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).
  • Notes
  • 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
  • 30.00 $
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 4 = ca. 1934 and before
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • Philco 1928-36 Wiring Diagrams, Parts Lists, and Essential Service Data
  • Author
  • Model page created by Thomas Albrecht. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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