Philco for 1933 (introduced July 1933)

Overview

One month after Philco's new 1933 line was intro­duced to the pub­lic, the ros­ter was shuf­fled around quite a bit, elim­i­nat­ing 11 mod­els and adding 19 oth­ers.

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 16 (all ver­sions), 17B, 17L, 17XS, 19B, 19H, 19TX, 43 (all ver­sions), 47 (all ver­sions), 80B, 81B, 89 (all ver­sions).

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 14 (all ver­sions), 19X, 19LZ, 37 (all ver­sions), 91 (all ver­sions).

Click on a thumb­nail to see infor­ma­tion and pho­tos for each mod­el:

14B 14L 14HS 14D 14X 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX 16CPX
17D 18B 18LS 18H 18D 18XS 19X
38B 38L 38H 60B 60L

Models

Model 14B

Model 14B

Philco intro­duced a com­plete­ly new Mod­el 14 in July 1933, with a dif­fer­ent tube lay­out and dif­fer­ent knob lay­out, although it still used 9 tubes.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.50

Num­ber made: 13,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 18B as well as Fall 1933 Mod­el 44B)


Model 14L

Model 14L

The cab­i­net of this new 14L is iden­ti­cal with the June 1933 Mod­el 14L. The knob lay­out is dif­fer­ent to accom­mo­date the new 14 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $95

Num­ber made: 2,200 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 18LS as well as June 1933 Mod­els 14L & 17L, Fall 1933 Mod­el 19L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 34L)


Model 14HS

Model 14HS

A new High­boy cab­i­net from Philco that would be shared with a few oth­er mod­els.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 29,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 18H & 38H as well as Fall 1933 Mod­el 44H)


Model 14D

Model 14D

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 5,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 17D & 18D as well as June 1933 Mod­el 91D)


Model 14X

Model 14X

A large "X" mod­el using the new Mod­el 14 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $125

Num­ber made: 2,000


Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX

Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff.
Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff. Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX Models 14RX, 16RX, 17RX & 18RX

A new "Lazy­boy" for 1933. The new mod­els had a top which swiveled open to reveal the dial, con­trols, and a small stor­age area.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $150

Num­ber made: 4,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 16RX, 17RX & 18RX)


Model 16CPX

Model 16CPX - 16CPX-SU speaker cabinet. Image courtesy of John Okolowicz.
Model 16CPX - 16CPX-TU chairside unit. Image courtesy of John Okolowicz.

This was Philco's spe­cial "Cen­tu­ry Of Progress" mod­el which includes the Mod­el 16 chas­sis and cus­tom cab­i­netry includ­ing Macas­sar Ebony and Myr­tle Burl veneers as well as Catal­in and stain­less steel trim. Very few were pro­duced, and none are known to have sur­vived.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $600

Num­ber made: 75


Model 17D

Model 17D

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $150

Num­ber made: 5,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 14D & 18D as well as June 1933 Mod­el 91D)


Model 18B

Model 18B
Model 18B - Image courtesy of Paul Turney.

Anoth­er new Baby Grand, hous­ing an all-new Philco. This mod­el uses 8 tubes and cov­ers AM and the "police" band (1.5 to 4 mc).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $60

Num­ber made: 13,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 14B as well as Fall 1933 Mod­el 44B)


Model 18LS

Model 18LS - Note: June 1933 Model 14L shown. Model 18LS cabinet is identical in appearance except for the knob layout.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 2,200 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 14L as well as June 1933 Mod­els 14L & 17L, Fall 1933 Mod­el 19L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 34L)


Model 18H

Model 18H

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $85

Num­ber made: 29,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 14HS & 38H as well as Fall 1933 Mod­el 44H)


Model 18D

Model 18D

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 5,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 14D & 17D as well as June 1933 Mod­el 91D)


Model 18XS

Model 18XS - Image courtesy of Cecelia Russell.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 2,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 19X as well as June 1933 Mod­el 17XS)


Model 19X

Model 19X

A big Philco Inclined Sound­ing Board con­sole with a small (yet big sound­ing) six-tube Mod­el 19 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 2,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 18XS as well as June 1933 Mod­el 17XS)


Model 38B

Model 38B

An all-new bat­tery oper­at­ed Philco for 1933, which used 5 tubes.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $45

Num­ber made: 89,300 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 60B)


Model 38L

Model 38L

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $59.95

Num­ber made: 16,807 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 60L as well as Fall 1933 Mod­els 17LS & 18L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 32L)


Model 38H

Model 38H - Model 14HS shown. Model 38H cabinet is identical in appearance except for the escutcheon.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 29,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 14HS & 18H as well as Fall 1933 Mod­el 44H)


Model 60B

Model 60B - Image courtesy of Jose Antonio Gonzalez.
Model 60B - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff.

A new five-tube Baby Grand.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $27.50

Num­ber made: 89,300 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 38B)


Model 60L

Model 60L

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $39.95

Num­ber made: 16,807 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 38L as well as Fall 1933 Mod­els 17LS & 18L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 32L)


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