Philco for 1937 (introduced January 1937)

Overview

A num­ber of Philco mod­els, most­ly on the low­er end of the price scale, received new cab­i­nets at mid-sea­son. Three new Auto­mat­ic Tun­ing Philco mod­els were also intro­duced; one of these (37-11X) lat­er received a dif­fer­ent cab­i­net.

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 37-33B, 37-38J, 37-116X De Luxe, 37-600C, 37-602C, 37-610J, 37-610PF, 37-611J, 37-620B, 37-620J, 37-620CS, 37-623B, 37-623J, 37-624B, 37-624J, 37-630T, 37-641B, 37-641MX, 37-643B, 37-650B, 37-650X, 37-650PX, 37-665B, 37-675X De Luxe, 37-690X, 37-2620B, 37-2620J, 37-2650B, 37-2650X, 37-2670B.

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 37-33F, 37-34B, 37-34F, 37-38B, 37-38F, 37-60B, 37-60F, 37-61B, 37-61F, 37-84B, 37-89B, 37-116X Stan­dard, 37-604C, 37-610B, 37-610T, 37-611B, 37-611T, 37-611F, 37-630X, 37-640B, 37-640X, 37-640MX, 37-641X, 37-643X, 37-660B, 37-660X, 37-665X, 37-670B, 37-670X, 37-675X Stan­dard, 37-2670X.

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

37-9X 37-10X 37-11X (Ear­ly ver­sion) 37-11X (Late ver­sion) 37-33F 37-34B 37-34F
37-38B 37-38F 37-60B 37-60F 37-61B 37-61F 37-62T (Ear­ly ver­sion)
37-62T (Late ver­sion) 37-62F 37-84B 37-89B 37-89F 37-93B 37-610B
37-610T 37-611B 37-611T 37-611F 37-611K 37-620K 37-630X
37-630MX 37-641X 37-643X & 37-665X 37-2670X

Models

Model 37-9X

Model 37-9X

A new nine-tube con­sole with Philco's Auto­mat­ic Tun­ing mech­a­nism. It oper­at­ed on 115 volts AC and had three tun­ing bands: 530-1720 kc, 2.3-7.4 mc & 7.35-22 mc.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 23,000


Model 37-10X

Model 37-10X - Image courtesy of Craig Parker.

Anoth­er nine-tube Philco with auto­mat­ic tun­ing, it had the same fre­quen­cy cov­er­age as the 38-9 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $125

Num­ber made: 27,000


Model 37-11X (Early version)

Model 37-11X (Early version)

This mod­el used ten tubes, and also had the same fre­quen­cy cov­er­age as Mod­el 38-9.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $150

Num­ber made: 5,900


Model 37-11X (Late version)

Model 37-11X (Late version) - Image courtesy of willeezwarez.
Model 37-11X (Late version) - Image courtesy of willeezwarez. Model 37-11X (Late version)

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $159.50

Num­ber made: 9,400


Model 37-33F

Model 37-33F

A new con­sole cab­i­net for the five-tube, bat­tery oper­at­ed Mod­el 37-33. This cab­i­net style was shared by sev­er­al oth­er Spring 1937 Philco mod­els.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $49.95

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Model 37-34B

Model 37-34B
Model 37-34B

This mod­el received new Baby Grand and con­sole cab­i­nets at mid-sea­son. The Baby Grand cab­i­net was shared with sev­er­al oth­er Philco mod­els, and this cab­i­net style would con­tin­ue into the 1938 sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $49.95

Num­ber made: 45,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-38B, 37-60B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 mod­els 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Model 37-34F

Model 37-34F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-33F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Model 37-38B

Model 37-38B

The 37-38 also received a new cab­i­net style at mid-sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $49.95

Num­ber made: 45,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-34B, 37-60B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 mod­els 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Model 37-38F

Model 37-38F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Model 37-60B

Model 37-60B - Image courtesy of Ryan Meldahl.

As men­tioned above, this Baby Grand cab­i­net was also used in the 1938 sea­son on three dif­fer­ent mod­els. The 1937 mod­els can be dis­tin­guished from their 1938 coun­ter­parts by the small­er escutcheons used on the 1937 sets (except for the 37-89B).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $35

Num­ber made: 45,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 mod­els 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Model 37-60F

Model 37-60F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Model 37-61B

Model 37-61B

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $35

Num­ber made: 45,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-60B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 mod­els 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Model 37-61F

Model 37-61F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of mod­els 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Model 37-62T (Early version)

Model 37-62T (Early version) - Image courtesy of Kim Bowers.

A new table mod­el Philco, which used five tubes and oper­at­ed on 115 volts AC. It received AM and the "police" band (2.3 to 2.5 mc). The front pan­el, as with most low­er priced Philcos, was photofin­ish; most ear­ly ver­sion 37-62T Mod­els have lost their photofin­ish by now. While some photofin­ish has flaked off this exam­ple, it still shows how the set should look.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $29.95

Num­ber made: 56,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of late ver­sion mod­el 37-62T)


Model 37-62T (Late version)

Model 37-62T (Late version) - Image courtesy of Ed Locker.

The lat­er ver­sion of Mod­el 37-62 was elec­tri­cal­ly iden­ti­cal to the ear­li­er ver­sion, but was housed in a cab­i­net with dif­fer­ent grille cutouts and a dif­fer­ent photofin­ish pat­tern on the front pan­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $29.95

Num­ber made: 56,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of late ver­sion mod­el 37-62T)


Model 37-62F

Model 37-62F

The 37-62 was also avail­able as a con­sole. This set con­tin­ued into the 1938 sea­son as Mod­el 38-62F.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $39.95

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 37-84B

Model 37-84B

This was the last call for Philco's four tube regen­er­a­tive receiv­er; it would not return in 1938.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $20

Num­ber made: 113,600 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-33B as well as Jan­u­ary 1937 Mod­el 37-93B)


Model 37-89B

Model 37-89B

Yet anoth­er Baby Grand using this style cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $35

Num­ber made: 45,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-60B & 37-61B as well as June 1937 Mod­els 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Model 37-89F

Model 37-89F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F & 37-611F)


Model 37-93B

Model 37-93B - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff.

Although this set looks iden­ti­cal to the ear­ly ver­sion of Mod­el 37-84B, this was an all-new, five tube Philco which oper­ates on 115 volts AC and receives the AM band. It did not have a regen­er­a­tive cir­cuit, which the 84 did.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 113,600 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1936 Mod­els 37-33B & 37-84B)


Model 37-610B

Model 37-610B - Image courtesy of Paul Turney.

Two new cab­i­nets for the five-tube Mod­el 37-610 became avail­able at mid-sea­son 1937. This is the Baby Grand ver­sion which, like its pre­de­ces­sor, had a photofin­ished front pan­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $44.95

Num­ber made: 12,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-611B as well as June 1937 Mod­el 38-610B)


Model 37-610T

Model 37-610T - Image courtesy of Jeffrey Wiles.
Model 37-610T

A new table mod­el cab­i­net for Mod­el 37-610; this one had dif­fer­ent grille cutouts. It was avail­able in wal­nut veneer only.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $47.50

Num­ber made: 19,034 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-611T as well as June 1937 Mod­el 38-620T, 38-623T, 38-624T & 38-2620T)


Model 37-611B

Model 37-611B

The AC/DC ver­sion of Mod­el 37-610 con­tin­ued for Spring 1937 with new cab­i­nets.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $49.95

Num­ber made: 12,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-611B as well as June 1937 Mod­el 38-610B)


Model 37-611T

Model 37-611T

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $52.50

Num­ber made: 19,034 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-611T as well as June 1937 Mod­el 38-620T, 38-623T, 38-624T & 38-2620T)


Model 37-611F

Model 37-611F

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $65

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F & 37-89F)


Model 37-611K

Model 37-611K

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.95

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-620K)


Model 37-620K

Model 37-620K

The six-tube 37-620 received a new con­sole cab­i­net for spring 1937.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.95

Num­ber made: 14,500 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 37-620K)


Model 37-630X

Model 37-630X

A very slight revi­sion of the ear­li­er 37-630X cab­i­net, main­ly along the top edges which makes this mod­el look even more like the 37-650X.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $79.95

Num­ber made: 17,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-641X)


Model 37-630MX

Model 37-630MX

Mod­el 37-640 hav­ing been dis­con­tin­ued, the mod­ern "MX" cab­i­net now housed a six-tube 37-630 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: 6,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of June 1936 Mod­els 37-640MX & 37-641MX)


Model 37-641X

Model 37-641X

This new "X" mod­el cab­i­net for the AC/DC 37-641 was iden­ti­cal to the new mid-sea­son 37-630X.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $89.95

Num­ber made: 17,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-630X)


Model 37-643X & 37-665X

Model 37-643X & 37-665X

Both of these mod­els received a new "X" mod­el cab­i­net for spring 1937. The 643 was a bat­tery-oper­at­ed receiv­er; the 665 ran on AC. Both could receive AM and three short­wave bands, although the 665 fea­tured an "ultra-short­wave" band, receiv­ing from 25 to 42 mc.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $105 (37-643X & 37-665X)

Num­ber made: 69,000 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­els 37-643X & 37-665X)


Model 37-2670X

Model 37-2670X

A new con­sole cab­i­net for the 11-tube 37-2670.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $139.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


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