Philco for 1935 (introduced Fall 1934)

Overview

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 18B, 18H, 18MX, 28C, 28L, 29D, 29TX, 32B, 32L, 34B, 34L, 38B, 38L, 39B, 45C, 45L, 49B, 49H, 49D, 54C, 54S, 59C, 59S, 60B, 60L, 89B, 89L, 118B, 118H, 118D, 118MX, 118RX, 144B, 144H, 144D, 200X, 503L, 505L, 506L, 507L.

Mod­els 16L, 16X, 16RX, 500X & 501X were changed to a new 4-band chas­sis (520 kc - 22.5 mc).

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 16B, 18X, 29X, 49X, 66B, 118X, 144X.

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

16B 18X 29X 49X 66B 118X 144X
201X 509X

Models

Model 16B

Model 16B - Image courtesy of Al Franceschino.
Model 16B - Image courtesy of Greg Van Beek.

A com­plete­ly new 16 Baby Grand was issued in Fall 1934. The appear­ance is sim­i­lar to the June 1934 mod­el, but the top is more "peaked." The new cab­i­net con­tains the all-new 4-band 16 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $89.50

Num­ber made: 18,147 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1934 Mod­el 16B)


Model 18X

Model 18X

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 42,498 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 118X & 144X as well as Jan­u­ary 1935 Mod­el 97X)


Model 29X

Model 29X

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $75

Num­ber made: 27,000


Model 49X

Model 49X - Note: Model 18X shown. Model 49X cabinet is identical in appearance.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 42,498 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 118X & 144X as well as Jan­u­ary 1935 Mod­el 97X)


Model 66B

Model 66B - Image courtesy of Terry Messner.

The new 66 Baby Grand was housed in a cab­i­net iden­ti­cal with Mod­els 39B & 89B.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 62,070 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1934 Mod­els 39B & 89B)


Model 118X

Model 118X

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 42,498 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 49X & 144X as well as Jan­u­ary 1935 Mod­el 97X)


Model 144X

Model 144X - Note: Model 18X shown. Model 144X cabinet is identical in appearance except for the escutcheon.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 42,498 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 49X & 118X as well as Jan­u­ary 1935 Mod­el 97X)


Model 201X

Model 201X - Image courtesy of Paul Turney.

Anoth­er new High-Fideli­ty Philco, this one fea­tured a short­wave band (4.2 to 12 mc) as well as the AM band. Like Mod­el 200X, this set uses 10 tubes.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $250

Num­ber made: 2,500


Model 509X

Model 509X - Model 509X, closed. Image courtesy of Tim Dietz.
Model 509X - Model 509X, open. Image courtesy of Tim Dietz.

This very large, super-deluxe radio-phono­graph uses a high fideli­ty Mod­el 201 chas­sis along with a 78 rpm phono­graph. A lim­it­ed edi­tion set priced for the wealthy, only 500 were made.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $600

Num­ber made: 500


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