Philco for 1958

Overview

Philco's 1958 radio line includ­ed more clock radios, one less tube-type portable and one more table mod­el radio than they offered in 1957.

This year, two AM-FM table mod­el radios were includ­ed in the line­up. The 1957 mod­el T-7 tran­sis­tor radio con­tin­ued in the 1958 line for awhile, until it was replaced by the T-7X. Four oth­er tran­sis­tor mod­els were also in the 1958 Philco radio line­up.

Model Index

Intro­duced Sum­mer 1957

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

The 1958 Philco Line

F671 "The Exec­u­tive" F673 F675 "Gold­en Sport­ster" F676 "Sil­ver Sad­dle" F743 F750 F752
F754 F758 F760 F809 F813 F815 F817
F818 F963 F974 F976 F1372 & F1372X F1374 F1402
F1404 F1406 F1408 F1500 F1600 F1700 & F1702 F1800
F1801 F1802 F1803 F1804 F1805 F1900 & F1902 "Phono­ra­ma IV" HFT-1
T-7X T-9 "Trans-World" T-500 T-700 T-800

Models

The 1958 Philco Line

Model F671 "The Executive"

Model F671 "The Executive"

Philco's four 1958 portable mod­els all use four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and oper­ate on AC or DC cur­rent, or on bat­tery pow­er.

The four mod­els dif­fered in cab­i­nets.

The F671 cab­i­net is in Flan­nel Gray leather.

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Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F673

Model F673 - Model F673 "Lady Fair" in navy and white.
Model F673 - Model F673 "Lady Fair" in cordovan and ivory. Model F673 - Model F673 "All American" in light tan.

A portable Philco, the leather cas­es of which were avail­able in three dif­fer­ent col­ors.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F675 "Golden Sportster"

Model F675 "Golden Sportster"

Anoth­er four tube portable, this Philco set was avail­able only in tan leather.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F676 "Silver Saddle"

Model F676 "Silver Saddle"

Philco's high end 1958 tubed portable, this mod­el was also avail­able only in tan leather.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F743

Model F743

One of five Philco clock radios which all use the same five tube cir­cuit.

This mod­el uses a Telechron C103 clock timer.

The set was avail­able in pink or ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F750

Model F750

Code 124 ver­sions of the F750 use a Telechron "J" clock timer, while Code 126 vrsions use a West­clox TS4 mech­a­nism. Both ver­sions use the same five tube AM cir­cuit as mod­el F743 above.

The cab­i­net was avail­able only in ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F752

Model F752
Model F752 Model F752

A five tube table mod­el, this Philco came in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F754

Model F754
Model F754 Model F754

This Philco mod­el includ­ed a swiv­el base so the set could be turned to achieve the great­est sig­nal strength.

It uses five tubes and tunes the AM band.

It was avail­able in ivory or gray.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F758

Model F758
Model F758

Avail­able in turquoise or pink, this clock radio mod­el uses five tubes and a 2 x 10 oval speak­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F760

Model F760
Model F760

Avail­able in mahogany or ivory, this mod­el uses six tubes.

Its twin speak­ers are con­nect­ed to a switch on top of the radio so the sound can be set to come out from the left speak­er only, the right speak­er only, or both simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F809

Model F809

This AM-only table mod­el was avail­able in ivory or mahogany plas­tic cab­i­nets.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F813

Model F813

A five tube AM table mod­el that came in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F815

Model F815 - Image courtesy of Mike Weber.
Model F815

Anoth­er five tube Philco mod­el, the F815 was avail­able in Flame (orange-red), French Gray, or Ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F817

Model F817 - Image courtesy of Geoffrey Morris (AKA Riffraff).
Model F817 - Image courtesy of Geoffrey Morris (AKA Riffraff). Model F817 - Image courtesy of Geoffrey Morris (AKA Riffraff). Model F817 - Image courtesy of Geoffrey Morris (AKA Riffraff). Model F817
Model F817

This mod­el uses twin speak­ers and was avail­able in turquoise and ivory or mahogany and ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F818

Model F818

Using six tubes and two 4 x 6 inch speak­ers, this mod­el was housed in a wood cab­i­net which was avail­able in mahogany, fruit­wood or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F963

Model F963 - Model F963, front. Image courtesy of Cliff Dwyer.
Model F963 - Model F963, back. Image courtesy of Cliff Dwyer. Model F963 - Model F963, bottom. Image courtesy of Cliff Dwyer. Model F963 - Model F963, label. Image courtesy of Cliff Dwyer. Model F963
Model F963

Anoth­er "twin speak­er" Philco mod­el which uses six tubes, it was avail­able in ivory or mahogany plas­tic.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F974

Model F974

One of two AM-FM Philco table mod­els for the 1958 sea­son, the F974 uses sev­en tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and is housed in an ebony plas­tic cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F976

Model F976

The high-end AM-FM Philco table mod­el for 1958, the F976 uses sev­en tubes and a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and is in a wood cab­i­net which was avail­able with the fol­low­ing fin­ish­es:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models F1372 & F1372X

Models F1372 & F1372X
Models F1372 & F1372X

The F1372 was avail­able in two col­ors (pink and white or gin­ger).

Mod­el F1372X includes an audio input jack which cuts off the phono­graph pick­up when an exter­nal audio source is plugged into the jack.

Both ver­sions use a one tube ampli­fi­er with a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1374

Model F1374
Model F1374

This portable phono­graph was avail­able only in blue and white.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1402

Model F1402

A portable phono­graph with a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er, this mod­el uses the same one tube ampli­fi­er as mod­el F1372 above.

It was avail­able only in one two-tone col­or com­bi­na­tion - slate and ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1404

Model F1404

This Philco portable fea­tures twin speak­ers to go with its three tube ampli­fi­er.

The auto­mat­ic record chang­er can play 16, 33-1/3, 45 or 78 rpm records.

The cab­i­net is two-tone blue.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1406

Model F1406
Model F1406

This portable mod­el includes a 5 tube AM radio with a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er. The cab­i­net is in two-tone gray and white leatherette (although it looks green in this Philco cat­a­log pho­to, it is actu­al­ly gray).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1408

Model F1408
Model F1408

A table mod­el radio-phono­graph that uti­lizes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able with mahogany or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1500

Model F1500

This mod­el uses a three tube ampli­fi­er (with sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er), and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1600

Model F1600

This mod­el uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a four tube ampli­fi­er with indi­vid­ual bass and tre­ble con­trols. The out­put pow­er is 6 watts.

Two input jacks are pro­vid­ed for use with an exter­nal tuner, tape deck or oth­er audio device.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able with either a mahogany or blonde fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models F1700 & F1702

Models F1700 & F1702 - Model F1702, closed. Image courtesy of Motte Thomas.
Models F1700 & F1702 - Model F1702, open. Image courtesy of Motte Thomas. Models F1700 & F1702 - Model F1702, inside. Image courtesy of Motte Thomas. Models F1700 & F1702 - Model F1702, logo. Image courtesy of Motte Thomas. Models F1700 & F1702

Both mod­els include a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er, and a four tube ampli­fi­er with an audio out­put pow­er of 10 watts.

Mod­el F1702 includes a three tube AM tuner, mod­el RT-100.

Both mod­els could be pur­chased with either mahogany or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1800

Model F1800

This high fideli­ty phono­graph includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a five tube ampli­fi­er with 15 watts out­put.

It includes input jacks for a tuner, tape deck, or oth­er audio device.

The cab­i­net was avail­able with a mahogany, blonde, or fruit­wood fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1801

Model F1801

A larg­er floor mod­el, high fideli­ty phono­graph, it uses the same chang­er and ampli­fi­er as mod­el F1800 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1802

Model F1802

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er, 10 watt audio ampli­fi­er using four tubes, and a mod­el RT-201 AM-FM tuner are the fea­tures of mod­el F1802. It also includes an exter­nal input jack so that a tape deck or oth­er audio device may be played through this unit.

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

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1803

Model F1803

This mod­el uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a four tube ampli­fi­er with 10 watts out­put.

It includes an eight tube AM-FM tuner, mod­el RT-201.

An input jack is also pro­vid­ed for use with a tape deck or oth­er audio device.

The F1803 was avail­able with mahogany or cher­ry fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1804

Model F1804

Avail­abe with a blonde or wal­nut cab­i­net, the F1804 oth­er­wise has the same fea­tures as mod­el F1800 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model F1805

Model F1805

Avail­able in oak or wal­nut fin­ish­es, the F1805 oth­er­wise has the same fea­tures as mod­el F1803 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models F1900 & F1902 "Phonorama IV"

Models F1900 & F1902 "Phonorama IV"

It includes a 15 inch woofer and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er.

Mod­el F1902 includes a mod­el RT-200-1 eight tube AM-FM tuner.

The cab­i­net was avail­able with a mahogany, blonde, or fruit­wood fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model HFT-1

Model HFT-1

An AM-FM tuner which could be used with any high fideli­ty ampli­fi­er, the HFT-1 uses nine tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

The wood cab­i­net of the HFT-1 was avail­able in the fol­low­ing fin­ish­es:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-7X

Model T-7X

A vari­a­tion of the 1957 mod­el T-7; this mod­el is sim­i­lar in appear­ance to the T-7 except for the speak­er grille, which is made of lou­vered plas­tic instead of the very thin, frag­ile met­al screen used on mod­el T-7.

The plas­tic cab­i­net is ivory and black in col­or. A leather car­ry­ing case was avail­able for this mod­el as an option.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-9 "Trans-World"

Model T-9 "Trans-World"

A nine tran­sis­tor radio which includes AM and short­wave recep­tion in sev­en bands.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-500

Model T-500

This mod­el is a five tran­sis­tor portable with an ear­phone jack.

It was avail­able in two col­or com­bi­na­tions: ivory and black, and pink and black.

A leather car­ry­ing case was avail­able as an option for the T-500.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-700

Model T-700

A sev­en tran­sis­tor portable with a sim­u­lat­ed leather (pigskin) case.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-800

Model T-800

Sim­i­lar in cir­cuit­ry to the T-700, the sev­en tran­sis­tor T-800 comes with a stand to allow it to be eas­i­ly stood on a table.

The cab­i­net was avail­able only in turquoise plas­tic.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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