Phonograph with Philco for 1939 (introduced June 1938, with additions made in January 1939)

Overview

Philco once again began to mar­ket its own radio-phono­graph Mod­els in the 1939 sea­son, now that the com­pa­ny had bought out the Radio­bar Com­pa­ny. Philco retained the "Phono­graph with Philco" name for its new line of radio-phono­graph com­bi­na­tions.

Model Index

Man­u­fac­tured and Mar­ket­ed by Philco

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

The 1939 (June 1938) line of Phono­graph with Philco mod­els

39-10RP 39-12TP 39-19PA 39-19PF 39-19PCS 39-19TP 39-30PCX
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39-3-31PA 39-2-40PC 39-40PCX 39-116PCX 907T 907F

Jan­u­ary 1939 Phono­graph with Philco mod­els

101 105 107 108 RP-1 RP-2 RP-3
RP-4

Models

The 1939 (June 1938) line of Phonograph with Philco models

Model 39-10RP

Model 39-10RP - Model 39-10RP, closed.
Model 39-10RP - Model 39-10RP, open. Image courtesy of Doug Houston.

A phono­graph attach­ment only, it could be wired to any radio receiv­er. The unique lin­ear track­ing pick­up in the lid reset itself when­ev­er the lid was lift­ed. It used no tubes, ampli­fi­ca­tion being pro­vid­ed by the radio it was con­nect­ed to. It oper­at­ed on 115 volts, 60 cycle AC.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $25

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-12TP

Model 39-12TP - Model 39-12TP, early version.
Model 39-12TP - Model 39-12TP, late version.

This set ini­tial­ly includ­ed a 39-12 (38-12) radio chas­sis with the sin­gle play 78 rpm phono­graph mount­ed under the top lid, which also had a lin­ear track­ing, self-reset­ting pick­up like the 39-10RP. Lat­er mod­els used the 39-6 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $49.95

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-19PA

Model 39-19PA

One of four Phono­graph with Philco mod­els to use the 39-19 chas­sis, this mod­el had the most stream­lined, "mod­ern" cab­i­net of the four.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $139.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-19PF

Model 39-19PF

Anoth­er mod­el using the 39-19 chas­sis, this set had the radio's dial and con­trols exposed instead of hid­den; only the phono­graph was hid­den under the top lid of this mod­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $99.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-19PCS

Model 39-19PCS

This 39-19 Phono­graph with Philco was a chair­side mod­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $89.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-19TP

Model 39-19TP

The fourth 39-19 Phono­graph with Philco was a table mod­el set; a design that looked much like table mod­el radio-phono­graphs of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $79.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-30PCX

Model 39-30PCX

Anoth­er large, stream­lined set with the radio dial and con­trols as well as the phono­graph under the top lid. This one used the 39-30 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $228

Num­ber made: Unknown

Model 39-3-31PA

This mod­el used the 39-31 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $248

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-2-40PC

One of two Phono­graph with Philco mod­els which used the 39-40 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $282

Num­ber made: Unknown


The 1939 (June 1938) line of Phonograph with Philco models

Model 39-40PCX

Model 39-40PCX

Anoth­er radio-phono­graph to use the 39-40 chas­sis.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $262.50

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 39-116PCX

Model 39-116PCX - Model 39-116PCX, closed. Shown with Mystery Control unit. Image used with permission.
Model 39-116PCX - Model 39-116PCX, open. Shown with Mystery Control unit. Image used with permission.

The best of the 1939 Phono­graph with Philco mod­els used the 39-116 chas­sis with Mys­tery Con­trol.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $398

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 907T

Model 907T

The Philco Play­er, mod­el 907T, was a wire­less phono­graph which had a built-in oscil­la­tor that would broad­cast over an AM fre­quen­cy to any radio in the same room as the phono­graph. This prin­ci­ple was lat­er used in Mod­els RP-1, RP-2, RP-3 & RP-4.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $69.95

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 907F

Model 907F

The con­sole ver­sion of the 907, which was a 907T mount­ed on top of a record stor­age cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $89.95

Num­ber made: Unknown


January 1939 Phonograph with Philco models

Model 101

Model 101

A com­pact Phono­graph with Philco mod­el which used the new TH-4 chas­sis cou­pled with a sin­gle play 78 rpm phono­graph mount­ed on the set's top.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 105

Model 105

This is one of two mid-sea­son Phono­graph with Philco mod­els to use the 39-7 chas­sis. Every­thing was hid­den under the top lid.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 107

Model 107

Anoth­er 39-7 radio chas­sis cou­pled with a phono­graph.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 108

Model 108

This mod­el used the 39-36 chas­sis with a 78 rpm phono­graph.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model RP-1

Model RP-1

The first wire­less phono­graph actu­al­ly put into pro­duc­tion by Philco, it had a sin­gle play 78 rpm phono­graph and a two-tube AM oscil­la­tor, which broad­cast the sound of the phono­graph over a low fre­quen­cy in the AM band to any radio in the same room with the unit.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $19.95

Num­ber made: 19,005


Model RP-2

Model RP-2 - Model RP-2, closed.
Model RP-2 - Model RP-2, open.

Just like the RP-1 above, except that it had a lid which con­cealed the turntable and tone arm when not in use.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $25.00

Num­ber made: 11,835


Model RP-3

Model RP-3 - Model RP-3, closed.
Model RP-3 - Model RP-3, open.

This mod­el used the lin­ear track­ing, self-reset­ting pick­up that had been pre­vi­ous­ly used on mod­els 39-10RP & 39-12TP. With the lid closed, the unit looked like a large ver­sion of a Philco Mys­tery Con­trol - with­out the tele­phone-type dial.

The elec­tron­ics of the unit were iden­ti­cal to Mod­els RP-1 and RP-2, oth­er than the pick­up.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $29.95

Num­ber made: 1,500


Model RP-4

Model RP-4 - Model RP-4, closed. Image courtesy of Charles Onufer.
Model RP-4 - Model RP-4, open. Image courtesy of Charles Onufer. Model RP-4

The largest wire­less phono­graph made in the 1939 sea­son, this mod­el was made to sit on the floor, and had space for record stor­age in the bot­tom of the unit. It, too, used a two-tube AM oscil­la­tor to broad­cast the sound of the record being played to any radio in the same room with the unit.

This set was expen­sive, and not many were made.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $100

Num­ber made: 250


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