Philco for 1948 (introduced June 1947)
At mid-season, Philco discontinued a farm set, a few Philco Transitone models, one portable and the big AM/FM Model 48-475. They also expanded their console radio-phonograph line while adding one console model and two new portable sets.
The following models continued in the Philco lineup: 48-141, 48-150, 48-200, 48-200-I, 48-225, 48-230, 48-250, 48-250-I, 48-360, 48-460, 48-460-I, 48-461, 48-464, 48-472, 48-472-I, 48-482, 48-1200, 48-1201, 48-1253, 48-1256, 48-1260, 48-1262, 48-1263, 48-1264, 48-1266, 48-1270, 48-1274, 48-1276.
The following models were discontinued: 48-145, 48-206, 48-214, 48-300, 48-475.
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|48-601 & 48-602|
Electric (AC-DC) Model
For the first time since the 1946 season, Philco was offering a console radio that did not include a record changer. This set received the AM band only. It did not sell very well.
Original selling price: $119.95
Number made: 6,265
Models 48-601 & 48-602
The new 48-601 and 48-602 were available in four colors (ivory, tan, green and maroon). While both models look alike, the 601 operated on batteries only while the 602 could operate on 115 volts AC or DC current, or on batteries.
Original selling price: $22.95 (48-601), $29.95 (48-602)
Number made: Unknown
An AM-only radio with an automatic record changer. It was available in either a Walnut or Mahogany finish.
Original selling price: $169.95 (walnut), $179.95 (mahogany)
Number made: 10,424 (walnut), 4,520 (mahogany)
Model 48-1283 featured AM reception, an automatic record changer, and record storage on left and right sides of the cabinet front. It was available in either Mahogany or Blonde.
Original selling price: $179.95 (mahogany), $189.95 (blonde)
Number made: 22,676 (mahogany), 3,985 (blonde)
This radio-phonograph included reception of AM and shortwave, along with record storage. It was available in either Walnut or Blonde.
Original selling price: $199.95 (walnut), $209.95 (blonde)
Number made: 8,558 (walnut), 1,179 (blonde)
This model opened up the sides to allow for storage of 78 rpm record albums. The radio received AM and FM broadcasts.
Original selling price: $299.50
Number made: 8,750
AM, shortwave and FM could be heard on this new radio, and the automatic record changer would play 10 or 12 inch 78 rpm records. This cabinet was available in Mahogany or Blonde.
Original selling price: $369.50 (mahogany or blonde)
Number made: 5,178 (mahogany), 1,487 (blonde)
This cabinet, designed by R.J. Whipple, represented a major change in Philco styling. The design would influence a new table model Philco radio which would become available six months later for the 1949 season. This radio-phonograph includes an AM radio and a single-play phonograph which operates in a similar manner to Models 46-1201 and 48-1201.
Original selling price: $69.95
Number made: 19,435