1946 Philco models which never saw production

Overview

No less than twen­ty-four pro­posed 1946 Philco mod­els were still­born, near­ly as many mod­els as were actu­al­ly put into pro­duc­tion in the 1946 sea­son! (A twen­ty-fifth pro­posed mod­el did see very lim­it­ed pro­duc­tion - the 46-1210.)

As you will see below, some were recy­cled 1942 mod­els that did not make it; oth­er designs would be put into pro­duc­tion in 1947 or 1948. And many oth­er pro­posed 1946 mod­els nev­er were pro­duced at all. (A few were pro­duced in Cana­da under dif­fer­ent mod­el num­bers; see notes below.)

Model Index

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

Bat­tery-oper­at­ed Farm Sets

46-133 46-134

Philco Tran­si­tone Mod­els

46-201 46-202 46-203 46-251

Elec­tric (AC and AC-DC) Mod­els

46-433 46-442 46-452 46-454 46-458 46-460 46-470
46-490

Radio-Phono­graph Mod­els

46-1202 46-1204 46-1206 46-1207 46-1208 46-1210 46-1211
46-1214 46-1215 46-1216 46-1217

Models

Battery-operated Farm Sets

Model 46-133

Model 46-133

This con­sole appar­ent­ly would have used a chas­sis sim­i­lar to the 46-132 or 46-142. The fin­ish would have been wal­nut "Philcote" (photofin­ish).

This mod­el was pro­duced in Cana­da as Mod­el 221.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-134

Model 46-134

This would have been a large table mod­el with AM and short­wave recep­tion.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Philco Transitone Models

Model 46-201

Model 46-201

This set's cab­i­net would have been iden­ti­cal to the Jan­u­ary 1942 mod­el 42-PT96.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-202

Model 46-202

The 46-202 looks very sim­i­lar to the 1942 (June 1941) mod­el 42-PT95, except for the round­ed ends.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-203

Model 46-203

This radio would lat­er see pro­duc­tion as Mod­el 48-214.

It was also pro­duced in Cana­da as Mod­el 60.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-251

Model 46-251

This set looks iden­ti­cal to the Jan­u­ary 1942 Mod­el 42-PT3.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Electric (AC and AC-DC) Models

Model 46-433

Model 46-433

The 46-433 was iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to the pro­duc­tion Mod­el 46-431. The dif­fer­ence is that the 46-433 would have been an AM-FM receiv­er instead of hav­ing the AM-SW cov­er­age of mod­el 46-431.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-442

Model 46-442

Anoth­er AM-FM table mod­el, this cab­i­net would have been fin­ished in bird­s­eye maple Philcote (photofin­ish).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-452

Model 46-452

Iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to mod­el 46-451 except for the dial scale, this set would have offered AM, FM and short­wave recep­tion.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-454

Model 46-454

This large AM-SW-FM Mod­el was actu­al­ly announced in a Philco adver­tise­ment of the peri­od, but then with­held from pro­duc­tion. It was even­tu­al­ly pro­duced in June 1947 as mod­el 48-482.

It was pro­duced in Cana­da for the 1947 sea­son as Mod­el 66, a six tube set with six push­but­tons.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-458

Model 46-458

Iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to the also unpro­duced mod­el 46-133, the 46-458 was appar­ent­ly intend­ed to be the replace­ment for the pre­war mod­el 42-358. It would have received the AM band only.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-460

Model 46-460

Sim­i­lar to the 46-458 above, the 46-460 would have includ­ed a short­wave band along with recep­tion of the stan­dard AM broad­cast band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-470

Model 46-470

This cab­i­net looks very sim­i­lar to the 1942 (June 1941) Mod­el 42-390. It would have fea­tured recep­tion of AM, FM, and one short­wave band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-490

Model 46-490

This may have been intend­ed as a replace­ment for the 42-395, as it looks very sim­i­lar to it. It appears to have includ­ed recep­tion of AM, FM and short­wave.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Radio-Phonograph Models

Model 46-1202

Model 46-1202 - Model 46-1202, closed.
Model 46-1202 - Model 46-1202, open.

A table mod­el radio-phono­graph which used a sin­gle-play auto­mat­ic phono­graph sim­i­lar to that used in mod­el 46-1201.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1204

Model 46-1204 - Model 46-1204, closed.
Model 46-1204 - Model 46-1204, open.

Some­what sim­i­lar to mod­el 46-1203, this set would have includ­ed an AM-FM radio along with the auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1206

Model 46-1206 - Model 46-1206, closed.
Model 46-1206 - Model 46-1206, open.

A con­sole radio-phono­graph with a sin­gle play auto­mat­ic phono­graph, sim­i­lar to that used in mod­el 46-1201. The radio in this set would have received AM only.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1207

Model 46-1207 - Model 46-1207, closed.
Model 46-1207 - Model 46-1207, open.

The cab­i­net of this Mod­el is iden­ti­cal to the pro­duc­tion Mod­els 46-1226 and 47-1227. Two dif­fer­ent designs of this set are shown: the closed view shows the mod­ern FM band on the dial scale (88 to 108 mc), while the open view shows a 42 to 56 mc scale, which would have rough­ly cor­re­spond­ed to the pre­war FM band (42 to 50 mc).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1208

Model 46-1208 - Model 46-1208, closed.
Model 46-1208 - Model 46-1208, open.

This Mod­el would also have includ­ed FM recep­tion as well as AM; the closed view has the mod­ern FM band on the scale (88 to 108 mc), while the open view shows the pre­war FM band (the scale shows 42 to 56 mc).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1210

Model 46-1210 - Model 46-1210, closed.
Model 46-1210 - Model 46-1210, open.

This cab­i­net is iden­ti­cal to Mod­els 46-1209 and 47-1230. Accord­ing to Philco Fur­ni­ture His­to­ry, 60 of these 46-1210 mod­els were actu­al­ly pro­duced. Whether they were scrapped or the cab­i­nets used for pro­duc­tion 46-1209 or 47-1230 mod­els is not known.

Again, it appears that this mod­el was ini­tial­ly designed to cov­er the pre­war FM band, but then changed to the mod­ern FM band.

It appears the Mod­el 46-1210 would have includ­ed recep­tion of AM, short­wave and FM. Per­haps the 60 pro­duced were with­held and issued lat­er as part of Mod­el 47-1230 pro­duc­tion, as it also fea­tured AM, short­wave and FM recep­tion.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1211

Model 46-1211 - Model 46-1211, closed.
Model 46-1211 - Model 46-1211, open.

This cab­i­net is some­what sim­i­lar to the pre­war Mod­el 42-1010. It would have received AM, short­wave, and either the pre­war or mod­ern FM band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1214

Model 46-1214 - Model 46-1214, closed.
Model 46-1214 - Model 46-1214, open.

This large cab­i­net would have received AM, short­wave and FM. It would have been avail­able in a wal­nut or mahogany fin­ish.

The 46-1214 would be issued a year and a half lat­er as Mod­el 48-1274.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1215

Model 46-1215 - Model 46-1215, closed.
Model 46-1215 - Model 46-1215, open.

This cab­i­net is sim­i­lar to the 1942 (June 1941) mod­el 42-1016. No Mys­tery Con­trol, how­ev­er - it appears the chas­sis would have been sim­i­lar or iden­ti­cal to that even­tu­al­ly used in Mod­els 48-1274 and 48-1276.

The set would have been avail­able in a mahogany fin­ish only.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1216

Model 46-1216 - Model 46-1216, closed.
Model 46-1216 - Model 46-1216, open.

Mod­el 46-1216 would lat­er be issued as mod­el 48-1276.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 46-1217

Model 46-1217 - Model 46-1217, closed.
Model 46-1217 - Model 46-1217, open.

The chas­sis appears to be the same as used lat­er in mod­els 48-1274 and 48-1276.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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