Philco for 1931 (introduced Fall 1931)
Three models were added to the Philco lineup in the Fall of 1931. The early Model 50 Baby Grand sets used modified Model 70 cabinets; although soon after, the Model 50 received its own unique Baby Grand cabinet. A Model 50 lowboy and a grandfather clock with a Model 70 chassis also joined the Philco lineup.
All June 1931 models continued in the Philco lineup.
Click on a thumbnail to see information and photos for each model:
|50 Baby Grand (Early version)||50 Baby Grand (Common version)||50 Lowboy||570 Grandfather Clock|
Model 50 Baby Grand (Early version)
A few examples of these have surfaced in recent years. It is obviously a Model 70 Baby Grand cabinet that has been redrilled in the bottom to accept the Model 50 chassis, and with a new front panel drilled to fit the 50 chassis. While it was initially thought that these were "custom jobs" done by collectors years after the fact, enough of these have now been found to establish their originality.
Original selling price: Unknown
Number made: 288,620 (Note: Figure includes production of March 1931 Models 21 & 46 Baby Grands, as well as June 1931 Models 35, 46 & 70 Baby Grands)
Model 50 Baby Grand (Common version)
Most Model 50 Baby Grand models look like this. It is a 5-tube TRF radio that works surprisingly well.
Original selling price: $36.50
Number made: 80,500
Model 50 Lowboy
This cabinet is much like the Model 70 Highboy, with shorter legs and no stretcher base.
Original selling price: $49.95
Number made: 39,000
Model 570 Grandfather Clock
A great-looking piece of furniture that incorporates an electric clock with a Model 70 receiver.
Original selling price: $89.50
Number made: 8,000 (Note: Figure includes production of June 1932 Models 52 & 71 Grandfather Clocks)