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Philco for 1933 (introduced January 1933)

All Fall 1932 models remained in the Philco lineup. Models 47 and 71 now have shadow meters, but are otherwise identical to their June-Fall 1932 counterparts.

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Model 14LZX Model 19B Model 19LZ Model 19LZX Model 26J Model 53C Model 71H Model 81B Model 89B, early version
Model 89B, later version Model 89L Model 91RX

Twelve more models were added to the Philco line of radio in January 1933.


Philco Model 14LZX Chairside Unit Philco Model 14LZX Speaker Unit

 

Model 14LZX

Model 14LZX-TU chairside unit (left) and 14LZX-SU separate speaker cabinet (right)

Photo of 14LZX-SU speaker courtesy Clifford R. Huff

One of four new chairsides, this set is based on the Model 91 chassis which now had AM and "police" band coverage (1.5 to 3.2 mc).

Original selling price: $150

Number made: 3,650


Philco Model 19B

Model 19B

One of two new six-tube Philcos, the Model 19 included a shadowmeter, but was otherwise identical to Model 89. Early Model 19 sets only have a two-point tone control, just like the 89; a four-point tone control was added later to the 19.

Original selling price: $37.50

Number made: 20,750 (Note: Figure includes June 1933 Model 19B)


Philco Model 19LZ

Model 19LZ

Photo courtesy Bob Timms

A new chairside using the Model 19 chassis. The 19LZ uses a built-in eight inch speaker.

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 2,500 (NOTE: Figure includes Models 19LZX & 91RX)


Philco Model 19LZX

Model 19LZX

Photo courtesy Bob Timms

This chairside is identical in appearance to the 19LZ above, but uses a separate speaker cabinet which is identical to that used with Model 91RX (see bottom of this page).

Original selling price: $100

Number made: 2,500 (Note: Figure includes Models 19LZ & 91RX)


Philco Model 26J

Models 26J & 27J

Model 26J shown; Model 27J is identical in appearance.

Photo courtesy Brett Sloan

Two new radio-phonograph consoles; the 26J used a Model 89 chassis while the 27J used a Model 19 chassis. Of course, the 19 and 89 chassis are virtually identical except for the shadowmeter used on Model 19 (and 27J).

Original selling price & number made: Not available


Philco Model 53C

Model 53C

This was Philco's new "cigar box" or "pee-wee" set, made to operate on either AC or DC current.

Original selling price: $25

Number made: 6,250


Philco Model 71H

Model 71H

Photo Furnished and used with permission.

This undocumented variant of the 71H cabinet is identical to the June 1932 71H except for the inlaid veneer above the radio dial in place of the repwood, and a difference in the front legs.

Original selling price: $69.50

Number made: Not available


Philco Model 81B

Model 81B

A new four-tube regenerative superheterodyne which could receive the AM band as well as the "police" band (1.5 to 2.8 mc). When Model 81 was introduced, the price of Model 80 was reduced to $15.

Early versions of Model 81B had four knobs; the off-on switch being separate and directly under the tuning knob. Most models, however, have the off-on switch combined with the volume control (as shown at right).

Original selling price: $18.75

Number made: 196,175 (Note: Figure includes production of Fall 1932 Model 80B)


Philco Model 89B, early version

Model 89B (Early version)

Other than the lack of a shadowmeter, the early versions of Model 89 are nearly identical to early Model 19B sets. Place an early 89B next to a 19B, however, and you will notice that the 89B is slightly shorter.

Original selling price: $30

Number made: 4,000


Philco Model 89B, later version

Model 89B (Later version)

Note: Grille cloth in the set above is incorrect; it should have the 70/90 pattern as used in the early version of the 89B above.

Photo courtesy Jerry Waters

A more common version of the early 1933 Model 89, with a flat front panel.

Original selling price: $30

Number made: 94,390 (Note: Figure includes production of June 1933 Model 89B)



Philco Model 89L

Model 89L

A Model 89 chassis in a compact lowboy cabinet.

Original selling price: $37.50

Number made: 94,974


Philco Model 91RX, Chairside Unit Philco Model 91RX, Speaker Unit

Model 91RX

Model 91RX-TU chairside unit (left) and 91RX-SU separate speaker cabinet (right)

Yet another new Philco chairside, this is electronically identical to Model 14LZX while the cabinets are identical to Model 19LZX.

Original selling price: $100

Number made: 2,500 (Note: Figure includes Models 19LZX & 91RX)