Philco for 1959

Overview

The 1959 Philco radio line includ­ed more clock radios than in 1958, and now had only one tube-type portable (G681). More phono­graphs were also added to the line, along with more tran­sis­tor radios.

Model Index

Intro­duced Sum­mer 1958

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

The 1959 Philco Line

G681 G-747 G749 G749X G751 G753 G755
G761 G820 G822 G824 G826 G828 G963
G974 G978 G1373 G1375 G-1403 G1405 G1407
G1409 G1410 G1412 G1606 & G1606S G1606 with B-16 Base G1608 G1706, G1706S, G1707 & G1707S
G1708S G1710S G1806S & G1807S G1808S & G1809S G1811S G1813S G1906S "Phono­ra­ma V"
G1907S "Phono­ra­ma V" G1909S SA-1000 SA-2000 SA-3000 T-3 "Veep," Code 124 T-3 "Veep," Code 132
T-4 & T-4J T-5 T-6 T-600 T-700X T-701 T-900

Models

The 1959 Philco Line

Model G681

Model G681

A tube type portable radio, the G681 includes a fer­rite rod anten­na ("Scant­en­na") in the han­dle which can be rotat­ed for best recep­tion.

It uses four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and can oper­ate on AC or DC cur­rent, or on bat­ter­ies.

The plas­tic cab­i­net was avail­able in three col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G-747

Model G-747

A four tube clock radio, this mod­el uses an auto­dyne mix­er cir­cuit and has no IF ampli­fi­ca­tion.

It uses a Telechron J2 clock timer.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G749

Model G749

A five tube table mod­el clock radio with a Telechron J2 clock timer, the G749 was only avail­able in an ivory plas­tic cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G749X

Model G749X

Sim­i­lar to the G749 above except for the black clock face instead of a white clock face used in the G749.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G751

Model G751
Model G751

This five tube mod­el uses a Telechron J3 clock timer, and was avail­able in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G753

Model G753
Model G753

Elec­tron­i­cal­ly sim­i­lar to the G751 and using the same Telechron J3 clock timer, the G753 was avail­able in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

This mod­el includes an AC out­let in back which is con­trolled by the clock timer. Any appli­ance plugged into this out­let could be turned on and off by the built-in timer.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G755

Model G755
Model G755

Anoth­er five tube table mod­el, this Philco used a West­clox auto­mat­ic push but­ton timer and came in the fol­low­ing col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G761

Model G761
Model G761

This Philco mod­el includ­ed two speak­ers with a switch on top of the radio, which allows the user to switch to the left speak­er only, the right speak­er only, or both speak­ers.

It uses six tubes and a Telechron C-103 clock timer.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in two col­ors: Pink & Ivory, and Mahogany.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G820

Model G820
Model G820

This five tube mod­el is in a mahogany plas­tic cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G822

Model G822
Model G822

Except for the ivory cab­i­net, this mod­el is iden­ti­cal to the G820 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G824

Model G824
Model G824

This AM-only table mod­el uses five tubes, and oper­ates on AC or DC house­hold cur­rent.

It was avail­able in two dif­fer­ent col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G826

Model G826
Model G826

Two 4 inch speak­ers are used in this five tube AM radio, which also has an illu­mi­nat­ed dial.

The plas­tic cab­i­net was avail­able in three col­ors - ivory, flame (orange-red), and aqua.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G828

Model G828
Model G828

Anoth­er Philco mod­el which uses two speak­ers (one 6 inch and one 4 x 6 inch), this set uses five tubes and is housed in a mahogany cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G963

Model G963
Model G963

Using the same six tube radio as used in mod­el G761 and twin speak­ers, the G963 came in mahogany and ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G974

Model G974

Iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to the 1958 Philco mod­el F974, the 1959 ver­sion uses sev­en tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er. The cab­i­net was now avail­able in two col­ors (Ebony and Maroon).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G978

Model G978
Model G978

An unusu­al wood table mod­el, the G978 fea­tures the dial and con­trols on top, with the speak­er in front.

It uses sev­en tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, receives the AM and FM bands, and includes a vari­able tone con­trol.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1373

Model G1373

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

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1375

Model G1375

Sim­i­lar to the G1373 above, the G1375 has a four speed phono­graph and uses two speak­ers.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G-1403

Model G-1403

This mod­el includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er cou­pled to a one tube ampli­fi­er (plus sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er).

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1405

Model G1405

This portable phono­graph also uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and the same ampli­fi­er as used in the three portable mod­els above.

It includes three speak­ers, but is a monau­r­al unit.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1407

Model G1407

A wood table mod­el phono­graph with a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a three tube ampli­fi­er with an out­put pow­er of 1 watt. It has three speak­ers; two 4 inch units and one 6 inch speak­er.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in a mahogany or gray wal­nut fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1409

Model G1409

A table mod­el radio-phono­graph which receives the AM band, uses five tubes, and includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

It also has twin 4 inch speak­ers.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1410

Model G1410

A portable stereo phono­graph, the G1410 includes a four tube ampli­fi­er and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The col­or of the cab­i­net is white and star­dust ter­ra cot­ta.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1412

Model G1412

Anoth­er portable stereo phono­graph, the G1412 has a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a five tube ampli­fi­er with sep­a­rate bass and tre­ble con­trols.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models G1606 & G1606S

Models G1606 & G1606S

Iden­ti­cal in appear­ance, the G1606 and G1606S dif­fer in audio cir­cuit­ry.

The G1606 is a monau­r­al unit and includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The G1606S is a stereo phono­graph with four speed record chang­er, and is designed for use with the sep­a­rate SA-1000 speak­er (see below).

Both cab­i­net were avail­able with mahogany or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1606 with B-16 Base

Model G1606 with B-16 Base

The G1606 or G1606S could be mount­ed on top of this option­al B-16 base, which had space for record stor­age.

Like the G1606 and G1606S, the B-16 base was avail­able with a mahogany or blonde fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1608

Model G1608

This floor mod­el stereo phono­graph is sim­i­lar to the G1412 above except for the cab­i­net, which was avail­able with a mahogany, blonde or wal­nut fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models G1706, G1706S, G1707 & G1707S

Models G1706, G1706S, G1707 & G1707S

The G1706 is a monau­r­al phono­graph with a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

The stereo G1706S also uses a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er, and requires a sep­a­rate SA-1500 aux­il­iary speaker/amplifier (not shown).

Mod­els G1707 and G1707S are in the same cab­i­nets as the G1706 and G1706S, but include an RT-150 AM-FM tuner.

Mahogany, blonde and wal­nut were the col­or choic­es for each of these mod­erls.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1708S

Model G1708S

A stereo phono­graph which con­tains a six tube ampli­fi­er and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

An aux­il­iary speak­er with ampli­fi­er such as the SA-2000 (shown below) is required to be used with this mod­el for stereo repro­duc­tion.

This mod­el was avail­able in mahogany or blonde.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1710S

Model G1710S

A stereo phono­graph with a 20 watt per chan­nel ampli­fi­er and the speak­ers mount­ed on each end of the cab­i­net.

The G1710S was avail­able in blonde, mahogany, or wal­nut.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models G1806S & G1807S

Models G1806S & G1807S

These mod­els use the same ampli­fi­er as the G-1708S above, and also need a sep­a­rate ampli­fied speak­er such as the SA-2000 for stereo repro­duc­tion.

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er is also pro­vid­ed.

Mod­el G1807S includes an eight tube AM-FM tuner, mod­el RT-202.

The cab­i­net was offered with a wal­nut or blonde fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models G1808S & G1809S

Models G1808S & G1809S

Using cab­i­nets with either blonde or wal­nut, the G1808S had the same spec­i­fi­ca­tions as the G1806S above.

Mod­el G1809S is also iden­ti­cal elec­tron­i­cal­ly to the G1807S above, and also includes the RT-202 AM-FM tuner.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1811S

Model G1811S

Oth­er than the cab­i­net, which was avail­able with a mahogany or wal­nut fin­ish, the G1811S has the same spec­i­fi­ca­tions as the G1807S and G1809S above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1813S

Model G1813S

This mod­el is iden­ti­cal to the G1811S except for the cab­i­net, which has a wal­nut fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1906S "Phonorama V"

Model G1906S "Phonorama V"

This Phono­ra­ma uses a six tube ampli­fi­er and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

A 15 inch woofer and two elec­tro­sta­t­ic speak­ers are used in the cab­i­net. A sep­a­rate SA-3000 speak­er (shown below) is required for stereo repro­duc­tion.

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

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1907S "Phonorama V"

Model G1907S "Phonorama V" - Image courtesy of Jane Tattersall.
Model G1907S "Phonorama V"

A sep­a­rate SA-3000 speak­er with ampli­fi­er (shown below) is used with the G1907S.

Like the G1906S, the G1907S could be pur­chased with a blonde, mahogany, or fruit­wood fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model G1909S

Model G1909S - Model G-1909S, open.
Model G1909S - Model G-1909S speaker.

This mod­el includes the main unit shown above left, and two sep­a­rate speak­er cab­i­nets, one of which is shown above right.

The ampli­fi­er pro­duces 35 watts per chan­nel. Each speak­er cab­i­net includes a 15 inch woofer and two elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­ers.

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a Mod­el RT-202-3 AM-FM tuner is also includ­ed in the main cab­i­net.

This mod­el was only avail­able with a mahogany fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model SA-1000

Model SA-1000

A speak­er with ampli­fi­er, designed for use with the G-1606S shown above. It was avail­able with a mahogany or blonde fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model SA-2000

Model SA-2000

A speak­er cab­i­net with a six tube ampli­fi­er, the SA-2000 was intend­ed for use with mod­els G1708S, G1806S, G1807S, G1808S, G1809S, G1811S and G1813S to pro­vide stereo repro­duc­tion.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model SA-3000

Model SA-3000 - Image courtesy of Jane Tattersall.

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

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-3 "Veep," Code 124

Model T-3 "Veep," Code 124

This pock­et-sized tran­sis­tor radio uses three tran­sis­tors and a diode detec­tor, and includes an ear­phone.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132

Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132 - Model T-3 Veep (Code 136), front. Image used with permission.
Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132 - Model T-3 Veep (Code 136), interior. Image used with permission. Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132 - Model T-3 Veep (Code 136), box front. Image used with permission. Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132 - Model T-3 Veep (Code 136), box back. Image used with permission. Model T-3 "Veep," Code 132

Very sim­i­lar to the T-3 Code 124, this vari­ant also uses three tran­sis­tors and a diode. Like the ear­li­er ver­sion, this mod­el includes an attached ear­phone.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models T-4 & T-4J

Models T-4 & T-4J

A small, pock­et-sized four tran­sis­tor radio, the T-4 and T-4J were iden­ti­cal except for the ear­phone jack pro­vid­ed in the T-4J only.

The T-4 was avail­able in two col­ors: Ivory/Black, and Aqua.

The T-4J was only avail­able in Ebony.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-5

Model T-5

This mod­el uses five tran­sis­tors and includes an ear­phone jack.

It was avail­able in two dif­fer­ent two-tone col­or com­bi­na­tions: Ivory/Black, and Pink/Black.

A leather car­ry­ing case was option­al for this mod­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-6

Model T-6

This portable mod­el uses six tran­sis­tors and is housed in a sim­u­lat­ed leather case.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-600

Model T-600

The cir­cuit­ry of the T-600 is sim­i­lar to the T-6 above, but the T-600 was made in an ivory and black plas­tic cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-700X

Model T-700X

Iden­ti­cal in appear­ance to the 1958 mod­el T-700, the T-700X also uses sev­en tran­sis­tors and is housed in a pigskin case.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-701

Model T-701

Using the same cir­cuit­ry as the T-700X above, the T-701 includes a rotat­able fer­rite rod anten­na ("Scant­en­na") enclosed inside the han­dle.

The T-701 was avail­able in two col­ors: Turquoise/Ivory, and Ebony.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-900

Model T-900

The T-900 is a table mod­el radio which uses sev­en tran­sis­tors. It includes a 4 x 6 inch speak­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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