Philco for 1933 (introduced Fall 1933)

Overview

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 14B, 14L, 14RX, 16B, 16L, 16X, 16RX, 17B, 17D, 17XS, 18B, 18D, 18H, 19B, 19H, 19X, 38B, 38L, 47 (all ver­sions), 60 (all ver­sions), 89 (all ver­sions).

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 14D, 14HS, 14X, 16CPX, 17L, 17RX, 18LS, 18RX, 18X, 38H, 43 (all ver­sions).

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

14X 17LS 18L 18H 18X 19L 44B
44H 44H (Vari­ant)

Models

Model 14X

Model 14X - Image courtesy of Jerry Huelsbeck.
Model 14X

This new Inclined Sound­ing Board Philco fea­tured a spe­cial rep­wood escutcheon depict­ing two musi­cians on either side of the dial open­ing. Over­all, this is a very attrac­tive con­sole.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $125

Num­ber made: 27,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes Mod­el 18X as well as Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 16X, and June 1934 Mod­els 18X, 49X, 118X & 144X)


Model 17LS

Model 17LS

Mod­el 17B was not sell­ing well; thus, Mod­el 17B chas­sis were cou­pled to 10-1/2 inch speak­ers and installed in this style of con­sole cab­i­net. The chas­sis shelf on these mod­els had to be made larg­er, so that it pro­trud­ed about 1/2" from the rear, in order to hold the 17 chas­sis.

Tube lay­out decals on these mod­els pro­claim them to be "Mod­el 17B" sets; how­ev­er, the cor­rect mod­el num­ber is 17LS.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 16,807 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 18L as well as July 1933 Mod­els 38L & 60L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 32L)


Model 18L

Model 18L

A new Low­boy cab­i­net for Mod­el 18, which is sim­i­lar to many oth­er Philco low­boys of the time.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $75

Num­ber made: 16,807 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 17LS as well as July 1933 Mod­els 38L & 60L, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 32L)


Model 18H

Model 18H

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 20,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1933 Mod­els 43H, 47H & 91H)


Model 18X

Model 18X - Image courtesy of Nigel Featherston.

The Mod­el 18 ver­sion of Philco's new Inclined Sound­ing Board con­sole, which is oth­er­wise iden­ti­cal to Mod­el 14X above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 27,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes Mod­el 14X as well as Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 16X, and June 1934 Mod­els 18X, 49X, 118X & 144X)


Model 19L

Model 19L

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 2,200 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1933 Mod­els 14L, 16L & 17L as well as July 1933 Mod­els 14L & 18LS, and Jan­u­ary 1934 Mod­el 34L)


Model 44B

Model 44B
Model 44B

This was Philco's new all-wave receiv­er and the suc­ces­sor to the Mod­el 43. Mod­el 44 used six tubes and cov­ered AM and SW up to 23 mc in four bands.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 13,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes July 1933 Mod­els 14B & 18B)


Model 44H

Model 44H

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 29,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of July 1933 Mod­els 14HS, 18H & 38H)


Model 44H (Variant)

Model 44H (Variant) - Image courtesy of Tom Albrecht.

An undoc­u­ment­ed Mod­el 44 vari­ant. This cab­i­net con­tain­ing a 44 chas­sis was not known until recent­ly. It is not list­ed in Philco Fur­ni­ture His­to­ry.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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