Philco for 1951

Overview

Philco's radio line remained much the same for 1951, as the com­pa­ny con­tin­ued to offer a vari­ety of table mod­el radios, porta­bles, and radio-phono­graph mod­els.

Odd­ly enough, Philco only offered one AM-FM table mod­el dur­ing the 1951 sea­son. Philco's more expen­sive radio-phono­graphs did include FM recep­tion, how­ev­er.

Five 1951 con­sole radio-phono­graph mod­els are not pic­tured here; these are list­ed at the bot­tom of this page.

Model Index

Intro­duced Sum­mer 1950, with changes/additions made Jan­u­ary 1951

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

The 1951 Philco Line

51-530 51-531 51-532 51-534 51-537 & 51-538 51-629 51-631
51-632 51-930 51-931 51-932 51-934 51-1330 51-1734

Models

The 1951 Philco Line

Model 51-530

Model 51-530 - Model 51-530 in mahogany plastic.
Model 51-530 - Model 51-530 in ivory.

Iden­ti­cal to the pre­vi­ous year's 50-520, these two five-tube, AM-only mod­els oper­at­ed on AC or DC cur­rent and received the AM band

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-531

Model 51-531

Slight­ly larg­er than the 51-530 above, the 531 also used five tubes and received the AM band.

The cab­i­net, iden­ti­cal to the 1950 mod­el 50-522, was avail­able in mahogany or ivory (51-531-I).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-532

Model 51-532
Model 51-532 Model 51-532

Anoth­er car­ry­over mod­el from 1950 (pre­vi­ous­ly called the 50-526), this year's 532 was avail­able in three col­ors - ebony (above left), ivory (above right) and mahogany (left).

It uses five tubes, oper­ates on AC or DC cur­rent, and receives the AM band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-534

Model 51-534 - Model 51-534 in mahogany plastic.
Model 51-534 - Model 51-534 in ivory.

New for 1951, these Philco mod­els shared the same elec­tron­ics with mod­els 51-530 and 51-532.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models 51-537 & 51-538

Models 51-537 & 51-538 - Model 51-537 in brown phenolic.
Models 51-537 & 51-538 - Model 51-538 in white phenolic.

Philco offered three clock radios for 1951, all of which offer a "wake to music" fea­ture. These mod­els can also be set to turn them­se­leves off and on at a pre-pro­grammed time.

They use five tubes and receive the AM band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-629

Model 51-629
Model 51-629

One of three Philco portable mod­els for the 1951 mod­el year, all of which received the AM band only.

The 629 uses four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and could oper­ate on bat­ter­ies, or on AC or DC house­hold cur­rent.

It was avail­able in green or in maroon.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-631

Model 51-631
Model 51-631

Anoth­er "three-way" portable (oper­ates on AC or DC cur­rent or on bat­ter­ies), this mod­el receives the AM band only. It uses four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

The 631 was avail­able in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-632

Model 51-632

The 632 used the same chas­sis as the 51-629 above. It was avail­able only in maroon.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-930

Model 51-930 - Model 51-930 in mahogany plastic.
Model 51-930 - Model 51-930 in gray plastic

The 930 was intro­duced the pre­vi­ous year as mod­el 50-920. For 1951, anoth­er col­or was added - gray.

The radio chas­sis, shared with mod­els 51-931 and 51-932 below, uses six tubes, oper­ates on AC or DC cur­rent, and receives the AM band.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-931

Model 51-931

As with the looka­like 50-921, this year's 931 was only avail­able in an ivory cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-932

Model 51-932

Iden­ti­cal to the 1950 mod­el 50-922, the 932 was only avail­able with a maroon plas­tic cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-934

Model 51-934

This was Philco's only AM-FM table mod­el for the 1951 mod­el year.

It uses six tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and oper­ates on AC or DC cur­rent.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-1330

Model 51-1330 - Model 51-1330, open.
Model 51-1330 - Model 51-1330, closed.

A new table mod­el radio-phono­graph for 1951, the 1330 includ­ed a five tube AM radio and a three speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The cab­i­net is mold­ed plas­tic, which is mot­tled mahogany in col­or.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model 51-1734

Model 51-1734
Model 51-1734

An exam­ple of the large floor mod­el radio-phono­graphs which Philco con­tin­ued to offer in the 1951 mod­el year.

The set includes an eight tube radio with recep­tion of AM and FM sig­nals as well as a three speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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