• Year
  • 1935
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 140303

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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 5] - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
  • Shape
  • Table-Cathedral-Type (upright, round top or gothic arch, not rounded edges only).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 12.75 x 16.25 x 8.75 inch / 324 x 413 x 222 mm
  • 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.
  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 17 lb (17 lb 0 oz) / 7.718 kg
  • 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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Forum contributions about this model: Philco, Philadelphia: 60B

Threads: 1 | Posts: 5

I've just restored a Philco 60B and put it to a long time working test.
After some time of normal operation, it suddenly stopped and presented a frying noise coming from the transformer.
I turned it off and made an inspection looking for a possible short on the B + circuits.
Everything was as it should be.
Removing the 80 tube, the noise stops.
Disconnecting the B+ power line to the rest of the circuit and puting the 80 tube in it's place the frying noise come back.
I measured all AC voltages of the transformer without the 80, and all are ok.
All the Ohmic resistances of the windings are ok too.
I also measured the insulation between the windings and did not notice anything abnormal.
Thus I came to the conclusion that there is a sparking between the 350 and 4.8 windings. The sparking occurs only when the 80 is in place.

Bad news for me ... The power transformer must be redone.




Meyer Rochwerger, 02.Sep.18

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