Philco for 1960

Overview

Philco's 1960 radio line had far few­er phono­graph mod­els in the line­up but more tran­sis­tor­ized mod­els than ever.

Model Index

Intro­duced Sum­mer 1959

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

The 1960 Philco Line

H691 H759 H762 H763 H764 H765 H829
H830 H832 H834 H836 H838 H973 H984
H1383 H1385 H1410 H1413 H1416 H1418 H1616
H1617 H1618 H1619 H1619W H1714 H1716 H1814
H1816 H1916 RT-300 RT-400 SA-1005 T-45 TC-47
T-50, Code 124 T-50, Code 126 & T-51 T-52 TC-57 T-60 T-62 T-65
T-70 T-74 T-75 T-76 T-78 T-802 T-901
T-1000

Models

The 1960 Philco Line

Model H691

Model H691

Philco's only tube-type portable radio for the 1960 sea­son uses four tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er, and can oper­ate on AC or DC cur­rent or on bat­tery pow­er.

The AM fer­rite rod anten­na is built into the han­dle, which may be rotat­ed for best recep­tion.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H759

Model H759

A five tube AM radio and a Telechron J2 auto­mat­ic clock are the fea­tures of the H759.

The cab­i­net was avail­able only in ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H762

Model H762

Anoth­er five tube mod­el, this Philco uses a Telechron J3 auto­mat­ic clock.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in three col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H763

Model H763

This mod­el uses a Telechron J4 auto­mat­ic clock timer with a snooze but­ton on top.

The AM radio uses five tubes.

This mod­el includes an AC out­let, to which an appli­ance may be plugged into for auto­mat­ic turn on and turn off.

The cab­i­net was made in three col­ors:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H764

Model H764

This Philco mod­el uses the same radio cir­cuit of the H759, along with a West­clox auto­mat­ic push­but­ton clock timer.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H765

Model H765

A clock radio with styling inspired by the Philco Pre­dic­ta TV set, this mod­el has a clock mount­ed above the base in the same man­ner as a table mod­el Pre­dic­ta. The clock also swivels, like a Pre­dic­ta pic­ture tube.

It uses five tubes and receives the AM band.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in ivory or ebony.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H829

Model H829

This mod­el uses a four tube auto­dyne cir­cuit, and has no IF ampli­fi­ca­tion. It only receives the AM band.

The H829 was avail­able in ivory or yel­low.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H830

Model H830

Sim­i­lar in appear­ance to the H829, the H830 uses a con­ven­tion­al five tube AM cir­cuit.

The cab­i­net was made only in mahogany plas­tic.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H832

Model H832

Iden­ti­cal to the H830 except for cab­i­net col­ors, this mod­el came in blue and ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H834

Model H834

This five tube Philco mod­el was avail­able in two col­or com­bi­na­tions:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H836

Model H836

This mod­el uses the same cir­cuit­ry as the H830, but includes two 4 inch speak­ers.

This mod­el was avail­able in three col­or com­bi­na­tions:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H838

Model H838

This is basi­cal­ly an H765 with­out the clock. The radio uses five tubes and receives the AM band.

The H838 was only avail­able in ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H973

Model H973

A six tube AM radio that uses two 4 inch speak­ers and includes a high-low tone switch.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in ivory and mahogany.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H984

Model H984

A very plain AM-FM table mod­el radio, the H984 has sep­a­rate round FM and AM dials on the left and right sides of the front pan­el.

This mod­el uses eight tubes plus a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in Aqua and Ebony.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1383

Model H1383

A portable monau­r­al phono­graph with a three speed motor and a one tube ampli­fi­er (with sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er), which had an out­put pow­er of 1 watt.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1385

Model H1385

A portable four-speed stereo phono­graph which uses a two tube ampli­fi­er with a sele­ni­um rec­ti­fi­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1410

Model H1410

A portable phono­grah which includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er and a four tube ampli­fi­er with a 1 watt per chan­nel out­put.

This mod­el is sim­i­lar in appear­ance to the H1416; for an open view, see the Mod­el H1416 below.

The H1410 is gray in col­or.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1413

Model H1413

Using the same ampli­fi­er as the H1385 above, this portable stereo phono­graph includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1416

Model H1416

Sim­i­lar to the H1410 above, the H1416 was avail­able in a black sim­u­lat­ed alli­ga­tor fin­ish, or in sad­dle leather.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1418

Model H1418

This portable stereo phono­graph includes a five tube ampli­fi­er with sep­a­rate bass and tre­ble con­trols, and a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er.

It has an audio out­put of 6 watts.

The cab­i­net is wood, cov­ered in leatherette.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1616

Model H1616

This floor mod­el stereo phono­graph uses the same ampli­fi­er as the H1418 above.

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

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1617

Model H1617

Avail­able in mahogany or wal­nut fin­ish­es, the H1617 is a stereo phono­graph which uses five tubes with an out­put pow­er of 6 watts per chan­nel.

The set includ­ed two H-SS-39 4 inch speak­ers which could be used exter­nal­ly or inside the main cab­i­net. Two 6 inch speak­ers were also mount­ed inside the main cab­i­net.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1618

Model H1618

Anoth­er stereo phono­graph which uses the same ampli­fi­er as the H1418 above.

Like the H1616, the H1618 was also avail­able with mahogany, wal­nut or blonde fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1619

Model H1619

The H1619 stereo phono­graph uses the same five tube ampli­fi­er as mod­el H1617.

Two 5-1/4 inch speak­ers and two 8 inch speak­ers are mount­ed in the H1619 cab­i­net. It also uses two 4 inch exten­sion speak­ers, mod­el H-SS-41 (not shown).

The cab­i­net was avail­able in mahogany or maple.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1619W

Model H1619W

Oth­er than the con­tem­po­rary wal­nut cab­i­net, this mod­el is iden­ti­cal to the H1619 above.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1714

Model H1714

This mod­el uses one 12 inch woofer in the cen­ter of the cab­i­net, with a 4 inch midrange speak­er and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er in each end for stereo repro­duc­tion.

The five tube ampli­fi­er offers 10 watts per chan­nel, and sep­a­rate bass and tre­ble con­trols.

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er is used.

Left and right input jacks are pro­vid­ed so that an exter­nal tuner or oth­er audio source may be used.

This mod­el was avail­able in either mahogany or blonde.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1716

Model H1716

This phono­graph mod­el is made much like the H1714 above; it uses one 12 inch woofer mount­ed in the cen­ter front of the cab­i­net. A 5-1/4 inch midrange speak­er and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er are mount­ed in each end of the cab­i­net.

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er is also used in this mod­el.

The set uses an eight tube ampli­fi­er with one tube in the con­trol unit, and the oth­er sev­en in the main ampli­fi­er chas­sis. The ser­vice man­u­al claims a total peak pow­er of 40 watts per chan­nel.

Acces­so­ry speak­ers, mod­el H-SS-10, were avail­able for this mod­el.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able in three fin­ish­es: mahogany, maple, and Cal­i­for­nia mahogany.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1814

Model H1814

The H1814 uses nine tubes; one in the con­trol unit and eight on the main ampli­fi­er chas­sis. It was adver­tised as pro­duc­ing 40 watts per chan­nel.

A 12 inch woofer is mount­ed in the main cab­i­net, while two aux­il­lary speak­er cab­i­nets (not shown), each of which con­tain a 2 x 10 inch midrange speak­er and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er, are used for the left and right chan­nels.

The unit also includes a four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er. Left and right input jacks are pro­vid­ed for a sep­a­rate tuner or oth­er audio source.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able with a mahogany, cher­ry, or wal­nut fin­ish.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1816

Model H1816

This mod­el uses the same elec­tron­ics and record chang­er as the H1814 above.

The wood cab­i­net was avail­able in four fin­ish­es:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model H1916

Model H1916

This mod­el uses two 12 inch woofers, which are mount­ed in the left and right sides of the main cab­i­net. Two aux­il­lary speak­er cab­i­nets (not shown) each con­tain a 2 x 10 midrange speak­er and an elec­tro­sta­t­ic tweet­er.

The ampli­fi­er uses nine tubes; one in the con­trol unit, with the oth­er eight on the mainam­pli­fi­er chas­sis. It pro­duces 50 watts per chan­nel.

A four speed auto­mat­ic record chang­er is also includ­ed. Input jacks are pro­vid­ed for a tuner or oth­er audio source to be used with this unit.

The cab­i­net was avail­able in mahogany and provin­cial fin­ish­es.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model RT-300

Model RT-300

This AM-FM monau­r­al tuner could be used with the high fideli­ty phono­graphs above; the larg­er mod­els of which had a space which this tuner was designed to fit into.

It uses sev­en tubes.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model RT-400

Model RT-400

Sim­i­lar to the RT-300 above, the RT-400 includes FM stereo recep­tion. 10 tubes are used in this mod­el.

Like the RT-300, the RT-400 was designed for use with the bet­ter 1960 mod­el Philco high fidel­ty phono­graphs, which had a space which this tuner could be mount­ed into.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model SA-1005

Model SA-1005

An acces­so­ry sin­gle chan­nel ampli­fi­er which uses four tubes and includes a 6 inch speak­er and a 4 inch speak­er.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-45

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Model T-45

A four tran­sis­tor, pock­et-sized mod­el with an ear­phone jack.

The plas­tic cab­i­net was avail­able in two col­or com­bi­na­tions:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model TC-47

Model TC-47

This mod­el uses four tran­sis­tors and a diode detec­tor, and includes a Timex bat­tery oper­at­ed clock timer.

The set is enclosed in a leather case.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-50, Code 124

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A five tran­sis­tor, pock­et sized mod­el which includes an ear­phone jack.

It was avail­able in Aqua or Ter­ra Cot­ta.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Models T-50, Code 126 & T-51

Models T-50, Code 126 & T-51

Both the T-50, Code 126, and the T-51 are sim­i­lar to the T-50, Code 124 shown above.

The T-50 was avail­able in Aqua or Ter­ra Cot­ta. The col­or of the T-51 is cur­rent­ly not known.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-52

Model T-52

Five tran­sis­tors are used in the T-52. An ear­phone jack is also pro­vid­ed.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model TC-57

Model TC-57

This mod­el uses the same radio cir­cuit­ry as the T-52 above, and adds a bat­tery oper­at­ed West­clox clock timer.

The entire set is housed in a leather case.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-60

Model T-60

This mod­el uses six tran­sis­tors and a diode detec­tor. An ear­phone jack is also pro­vid­ed.

The met­al han­dle dou­bles as a stand.

This set was avail­able in two col­ors: Black, and Ivory/Gray.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-62

Model T-62

Sim­i­lar to the T-60, the T-62 also uses six tran­sis­tors and a diode detec­tor. An ear­phone jack is includ­ed, and the met­al han­dle can also be used as a stand for the radio.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-65

Model T-65

A six tran­sis­tor mod­el with a fer­rite rod anten­na built into the han­dle on top.

The plas­tic cab­i­net of the T-65 was avail­able in two dif­fer­ent col­or com­bi­na­tions:

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-70

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A sev­en tran­sis­tor, pock­et sized radio with a met­al han­dle that could be used as a stand for the radio.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-74

Model T-74

This mod­el uses sev­en tran­sis­tors and has a cab­i­net with a plas­tic front and a leather back. An ear­phone jack is also includ­ed.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-75

Model T-75

A tran­sis­tor radio which is rem­i­nis­cent of Philco's first tran­sis­tor radio mod­el (T-7), the T-75 also uses sev­en tran­sis­tors and is built into a leather case with a met­al front pan­el.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-76

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Sim­i­lar in appear­ance to mod­el T-75, the T-76 includes a leather han­dle.

Like the T-75, the T-76 uses sev­en tran­sis­tors and includes an ear­phone jack.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-78

Model T-78

This sev­en tran­sis­tor mod­el is enclosed in a leather case with a gold col­ored speak­er grille and gold-fin­ished han­dle.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-802

Model T-802

Eight tran­sis­tors are used in the T-802, along with an ear­phone jack.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-901

Model T-901

Nine tran­sis­tors are used in the T-901, and the set also includes an ear­phone jack.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


Model T-1000

Model T-1000

This six tran­sis­tor AM table mod­el fol­lows the styling cues of the table mod­el Pre­dic­ta TV sets. It is some­what sim­i­lar in appear­ance to the H765 shown above. It includes a clock with two 4 inch speak­ers, with the speak­ers mount­ed on either side of the clock.

Like the H765, the T-1000 was avail­able in Ebony or Ivory.

Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: Unknown

Num­ber made: Unknown


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