The History of Philco
This section of the website presents a comprehensive look at the history of the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, which later became the Philco Corporation, from 1892 through 1945.
What you are about to read in this section is the product of twenty-one years of research including trips to Philadelphia to learn more about Philco and take on-site photographs. I feel this is the most comprehensive history of Philco up to 1945 that has ever been assembled anywhere.
The following is an index of the pages included in this section:
Chapter 1: Lamps to Batteries
Early Philco Products
Chapter 2: From Batteries and Socket-Powers to Radios
Chapter 3: Leadership in Radio
Early Philco Cabinet Design & Production
Chapter 4: Diversification and War
Early Philco Television Development
Chapter 5: Philco Service
Philco Test Equipment
A Brief History of Philco's Service Organizations - by Chuck Schwark
Chapter 6: Other Philco Items
Other Philco Items
Chapter 7: Philco People
Chapter 8: The Later Years (1946-1961)
Chapter 9: The End
Sources of Information
Notice: Most of the text presented herein is taken from the unpublished manuscript Philco: The Early Years, © 2005-2011 Ron Ramirez. All rights reserved. This information may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the copyright holders.