Philco for 1935 (introduced January 1935)

Overview

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 16L, 16X, 16RX, 18H, 18MX, 28C, 28L, 29X, 29TX, 32L, 34L, 38B, 38L, 39B, 45C, 45L, 49H, 49X, 54S, 59S, 60B, 60L, 66B, 89B, 89L, 118H, 118X, 118MX, 118RX, 144H, 144X, 200X, 201X, 500X, 501X, 503L, 505L, 506L, 507L, 509X.

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 16B, 18B, 28D, 32B, 34B, 49B, 49D, 54C, 59C, 84B, 118B, 118D, 144B, 144D.

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

16B 18B 28D 28F 28CSX & 29CSX 32B 34B
39F 45F 49B 49D 54C 59C 66S
66L 84B 97B 97X 118B 118D 144B

Models

Model 16B

Model 16B - Image courtesy of Al Franceschino.
Model 16B - Image courtesy of A man enjoying his 16B tombstone. Photo dated April 1948..

Yet anoth­er 16 Baby Grand, which illus­trat­ed a trend of "shoul­dered" tomb­stones which would car­ry over into the 1936 mod­el year.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $95

Num­ber made: 10,400


Model 18B

Model 18B
Model 18B

Philco was mov­ing away from the cathe­dral style of Baby Grand mod­els in favor of the new­er "tomb­stone" style, as most of their Baby Grand line adopt­ed the shoul­dered "flat-top" look in the mid­dle of the 1935 sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $59.50

Num­ber made: 6,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 49B & 118B)


Model 28D

Model 28D - Model 28D, doors closed. Image courtesy of Nathan Slingerland.
Model 28D - Model 28D, doors open. Image courtesy of Nathan Slingerland. Model 28D - Model 28D, doors closed - top. Image courtesy of Nathan Slingerland. Model 28D

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $99.50

Num­ber made: 1,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 49D & 118D)


Model 28F

Model 28F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 28,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 39F & 45F)


Models 28CSX & 29CSX

Models 28CSX & 29CSX

A new Philco chair­side with a built-in Inclined Sound­ing Board. Both mod­els used 6 tubes; Mod­el 29 also had a shad­owme­ter and oper­at­ed on AC cur­rent only (Mod­el 28 was an AC/DC mod­el).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Not avail­able (28CSX), $75 (29CSX)

Num­ber made: 3,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 28CSX & 29CSX)


Model 32B

Model 32B

A new look for the heavy, 32-volt DC Philco.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 7,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 34B, 97B & 144B)


Model 34B

Model 34B

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $75

Num­ber made: 7,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 32B, 97B & 144B)


Model 39F

Model 39F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $75

Num­ber made: 28,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 28F & 45F)


Model 45F

Model 45F
Model 45F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $59.95

Num­ber made: 28,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 28F & 39F)


Model 49B

Model 49B - Note: Model 118B shown. Model 49B is identical in appearance.
Model 49B

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.50

Num­ber made: 6,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 18B & 118B)


Model 49D

Model 49D - Model 28D shown. Image courtesy of Nathan Slingerland.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $129.50

Num­ber made: 1,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 28D & 118D)


Model 54C

Model 54C - Image courtesy of John Mielke.
Model 54C

An all-new cab­i­net for the five-tube 54, which (along with the 59C) would con­tin­ue to be avail­able into the first half of the 1936 sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $29.95

Num­ber made: 21,750 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 59C)


Model 59C

Model 59C - Image courtesy of Craig Tipton.
Model 59C

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $25

Num­ber made: 21,750 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 54C)


Model 66S

Model 66S

A small, yet ele­gant tomb­stone hous­ing the five-tube 66.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $42.50

Num­ber made: 13,000


Model 66L

Model 66L - Image courtesy of Paul Turney.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 84B

Model 84B - Image used with permission.

Philco's four-tube price leader received a new cab­i­net at mid-sea­son 1935. This cab­i­net style con­tin­ued into the first half of the 1936 sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $20

Num­ber made: 75,200


Model 97B

Model 97B
Model 97B - Image courtesy of Schwartzman.

A new three-band set, this mod­el used sev­en tubes and cov­ered AM and short­wave up to 18 mc.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 7,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 32B, 34B & 144B)


Model 97X

Model 97X - Image courtesy of Spencer Doggett.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 42,498 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Fall 1934 Mod­els 118X & 144X)


Model 118B

Model 118B

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.50

Num­ber made: 6,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 18B & 49B)


Model 118D

Model 118D - Model 28D shown. Image courtesy of Nathan Slingerland.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $129.50

Num­ber made: 1,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 28D & 49D)


Model 144B

Model 144B - Image courtesy of Peter Bertini.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.50

Num­ber made: 7,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 32B, 34B & 97B)


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