Philco for 1947 (introduced between Fall 1946 and February 1947)


A "new" 1947 Philco radio line was avail­able by Feb­ru­ary 1947. Most of these mod­els were car­ry­over 1946 mod­els, and retained their 1946 mod­el num­bers.

It is not clear right now exact­ly when some of the mod­els shown below were intro­duced. One or both of the new radio-phono­graph con­soles may have been placed on the mar­ket as ear­ly as June 1946. How­ev­er, it is cer­tain that the new table mod­els shown below were not intro­duced until Jan­u­ary 1947.

Model Index

The fol­low­ing mod­els remained in the Philco line­up: 46-131, 46-132, 46-142, 46-200, 46-200-I, 46-250, 46-250-I, 46-350, 46-420, 46-420-I, 46-421-I, 46-427, 46-431, 46-451, 46-806, 46-816, 46-817, 46-818, 46-860, 46-888, 46-1201, 46-1203, 46-1209, 46-1213, 46-1226.

The fol­low­ing mod­els were dis­con­tin­ued: 46-421, 46-480.

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

Elec­tric (AC-DC) Mod­els

47-205 47-204

Radio-Phono­graph Mod­els

47-1227 47-1230


Electric (AC-DC) Models

Model 47-205

Model 47-205 - Model 47-205, front. Image used with permission.
Model 47-205 - Model 47-205, back. Image used with permission. Model 47-205 - Model 47-205, label. Image used with permission. Model 47-205 - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff.

Ini­tial­ly issued as shown above with a met­al-trimmed grille, this mod­el was soon changed to use a dif­fer­ent, all-plas­tic grille and became mod­el 47-204.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $36.95

Num­ber made: See 47-204 pro­duc­tion below.

Model 47-204

Model 47-204
Model 47-204 - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff. Model 47-204

This Philco replaced mod­el 47-205. It was avail­able in brown, mahogany and black. The chas­sis was the same as that used in mod­el 47-205; it used five tubes and received the AM band only.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $36.95

Num­ber made: 31,878 (brown), 8,169 (black), 2,770 (mahogany). (Note: This includes pro­duc­tion of Mod­el 47-205.)

Radio-Phonograph Models

Model 47-1227

Model 47-1227 - Model 47-1227, closed. Image courtesy of Paul Terek.
Model 47-1227 - Model 47-1227, open. Image courtesy of Paul Terek. Model 47-1227 - Image courtesy of Glenn Roberts. Model 47-1227

This was a new mod­el with an AM-FM radio and an auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

This cab­i­net was intend­ed to be a 1946 mod­el, but did not make pro­duc­tion dur­ing that sea­son.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $239.50

Num­ber made: 27,418

Model 47-1230

Model 47-1230 - Image courtesy of Warren M.
Model 47-1230

This mod­el is iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to the pre­vi­ous year's mod­els 46-1209 and the nev­er pro­duced 46-1210. It includes an auto­mat­ic record chang­er and can receive AM, short­wave and FM.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $239.95

Num­ber made: 74,662 (Note: Fig­ure includes pro­duc­tion of Jan­u­ary 1946 Mod­el 46-1209)

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