Philco for 1957

Overview

For 1957, the low-end "Philco Tran­si­tone" line had dis­ap­peared from the Philco radio line­up. Philco also offered far few­er clock radios in the 1957 sea­son, but added an AM-FM mod­el to the line (E976).

After an absence of one year, the high fideli­ty Phono­ra­ma returned to the Philco line as the Phono­ra­ma III. The new Phono­ra­ma did not include a radio, how­ev­er - it was only a phono­graph. How­ev­er, a tuner or tape deck could be con­nect­ed to the Phono­ra­ma.

The big news from Philco this sea­son was the intro­duc­tion of their first all-tran­sis­tor radio - the T-7.

Model Index

Intro­duced Sum­mer 1956

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

The 1957 Philco Line

E670 E672 E675 E676 E678 E740 E742
E748 E808 E810 E812 E814 E816 E818
E976 E1351 E1353 E1355 E1356 E1357 E1358
E1360 E1362 E1363 E1370 E1762 E1763 E1764
E1765 E1766 "Phono­ra­ma III" T-7

Models

The 1957 Philco Line

Model E670

Model E670

Four of the five tube-type portable radios offered by Philco dur­ing the 1957 sea­son all used four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and received the AM band only. This is one of the four.

The E670 was avail­able in a black leather cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E672

Model E672

Using the same cir­cuit­ry as the E670 above, the E672 was avail­able only in green.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E675

Model E675

Anoth­er four tube mod­el, this Philco set was avail­able in tan. Like the two porta­bles above, the E675 can oper­ate on AC or DC house­hold cur­rent, or on bat­tery pow­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E676

Model E676

Avail­able only in "Bri­ar­wood" (tan), the E676 also used the same cir­cuit­ry as the E670.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E678

Model E678 - Model E678, closed. Image courtesy of Brian Rogers.
Model E678 - Model E678, open. Image courtesy of Brian Rogers. Model E678

This portable mod­el uses five tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and oper­ates on AC or DC cur­rent, or on bat­ter­ies.

The set receives the AM band plus short­wave from 1.7 to 3.4 mc.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in four col­ors: Sun­tan, Sealtuft Gray, Sealtuft Green and Sealtuft Tan.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E740

Model E740

Sev­en of Philco's table mod­el radios for 1957, includ­ing two of its clock radio mod­els, all use the same five tube cir­cuit­ry and receive the AM band only.

This is one of those sev­en mod­els - the E740.

The cab­i­net was only avail­able in black and ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E742

Model E742

Using the same five tube cir­cuit­ry as the E740, the E742 was avail­able in pink or ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E748

Model E748

A six tube Philco clock radio which includes a jack in the rear to enable the user to play a phono­graph or oth­er audio device through the radio.

The set includes a Telechron auto­mat­ic clock timer.

The cab­i­net was only avail­able in ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E808

Model E808

Avail­able only in Mid­night Blue with an ivory grille, the E808 uses the same five tube AM cir­cuit­ry as the E740 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E810

Model E810

Very sim­i­lar to the E808 and using the same elec­tron­ics, the E810 came in two col­ors: Pink and Ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E812

Model E812

This AM-only table mod­el uses iden­ti­cal cir­cuit­ry to the E740 with the excep­tion of the clock, which the E812 does not have.

The plas­tic cab­i­net was avail­able in Aztec Gold or Spice.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E814

Model E814

Anoth­er five tube, AM-only Philco table mod­el, the E814 was avail­able in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E816

Model E816 - Image courtesy of Clifford R. Huff.
Model E816

And this five tube Philco mod­el was avail­able in turquoise or ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E818

Model E818

This six tube, AM-only mod­el uses two 4x6 speak­ers and includes a phono jack in the rear as well as a bass-tre­ble tone switch.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able in blonde, fruit­wood, or mahogany.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E976

Model E976

Philco's only AM-FM table mod­el radio for 1957, this set uses sev­en tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able in mahogany, blonde, or fruit­wood.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1351

Model E1351
Model E1351 Model E1351

This portable phono­graph uses one tube plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and can play 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records.

The cov­er can be placed under the unit as a stand.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in two col­ors: Char­coal and Ivory, or Gin­ger.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1353

Model E1353
Model E1353 Model E1353

Using a sim­i­lar cir­cuit as the E1351 above, the E1353 uses two speak­ers con­nect­ed in par­al­lel.

The unit can also play 16 rpm records in addi­tion to 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records.

This mod­el was avail­able only in tan.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1355

Model E1355

This portable unit con­tains a one tube ampli­fi­er with sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and a three speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The cab­i­net is wood, cov­ered in leatherette.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1356

Model E1356

A three speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and an ampli­fi­er using two tubes and a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er are the fea­tures of this portable mod­el, which has a wood cab­i­net cov­ered in leatherette.

The audio out­put is one watt; a four inch speak­er is used.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1357

Model E1357

The E1357 has a 4 x 6 oval speak­er mount­ed in the remov­able lid of the unit. It has a two tube, one watt ampli­fi­er (with sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er), and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er that plays 16 rpm records as well as 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1358

Model E1358

This Philco mod­el uses two 6 inch speak­ers, a two tube ampli­fi­er with 1 watt out­put, and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1360

Model E1360

This mod­el uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er, a three tube ampli­fi­er with sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and a con­ven­tion­al speak­er com­bined with an elec­tro­sta­t­ic speak­er.

It has sep­a­rate bass and tre­ble con­trols, and has an audio out­put pow­er of 3 watts.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1362

Model E1362

A com­pact floor mod­el high fideli­ty phono­graph which uses three tubes plus two sele­ni­um rec­ti­fiers. It includes an 8 inch speak­er, an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er, and an acoustic res­onator.

The unit has an out­put pow­er of 10 watts and includes sep­a­rate bass and tre­ble con­trols.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able with mahogany or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1363

Model E1363 - Model E1363 - open. Image used with permission.
Model E1363 - Model E1363 - closed. Image used with permission. Model E1363 - Model E1363 - side. Image used with permission. Model E1363 - Model E1363 - inside. Image used with permission. Model E1363 - Model E1363 - label. Image used with permission.
Model E1363

Sim­i­lar in appear­ance to the E1362, the E1363 uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er with a four tube ampli­fi­er with 8 watts out­put.

It has an 8 inch woofer, an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er, and a 6 inch acoustic res­onator.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able in mahogany and blonde.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1370

Model E1370

A three speed portable radio-phono­graph with a five tube AM radio which has an audio out­put pow­er of 1 watt.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1762

Model E1762

A larg­er floor mod­el phono­graph, it uses the same cir­cuit­ry as the E1362 above.

The cab­i­net was avail­able with mahogany, blonde or fruit­wood fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1763

Model E1763

Avail­able in blonde or mahogany, this high fideli­ty phono­graph uses the same cir­cuit­ry as the E1363 above.

The speak­ers used are an 8 inch speak­er and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1764

Model E1764

Using an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er and a 10 inch woofer, this mod­el was oth­er­wise iden­ti­cal to the E1362 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1765

Model E1765

Anoth­er Philco high fideli­ty that is elec­tron­i­cal­ly iden­ti­cal to the E1363 except for the 10 inch woofer used with an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er.

The wood cab­i­net was made with mahogany, blonde, fruit­wood and teak­wood fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model E1766 "Phonorama III"

Model E1766 "Phonorama III"

The 1957 Phono­ra­ma III includes a five tube ampli­fi­er with 30 watts max­i­mum out­put (20 watts with less than 2% dis­tor­tion).

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er is includ­ed.

This Phono­ra­ma did not include a built-in radio; how­ev­er, an input jack for an exter­nal tuner or tape deck is pro­vid­ed.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-7

Model T-7
Model T-7 Model T-7 Model T-7

Philco's first tran­sis­tor­ized radio uses sev­en tran­sis­tors and oper­ates on bat­ter­ies. Most mod­els were made in an ivory cab­i­net with black trim; a less com­mon cab­i­net ver­sion is "Red­wood" (red with ivory trim).

The speak­er grille is made of thin met­al that is very frag­ile; sim­ply pick­ing the radio up while plac­ing a thumb or fin­gers on this grille can cause dents in it.

A leather car­ry­ing case was avail­able as an option for this mod­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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