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The History of Philco

Sources Used in the Preparation of The History of Philco

© 2005-2013 Ron Ramirez

Note: To make this page as well as the entire History section of this website easier to read, I have chosen to eliminate the multiple endnotes in favor of a simplified listing of sources I used to put together my History of Philco.

Altgelt, Carlos A. We In Multimedia Are All Philco's Grandchildren. May 6, 1999.

Balderston, William. Philco: Autobiography of Progress. Philadelphia: Newcomen Society, 1954.

Business Week, June 28, 1958.

Carmine, Scott (grandson of James T. Carmine), correspondence with author, April 2001.

Columbia Mantel Co. The Singing Fireside. Louisville, 1932.

Holland, Walter E. Socket-Powered Radio. Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, Philadelphia, 1927.

IBM History, (Note: This page formerly outlined IBM's association with Philco and gave a thumbnail sketch of the products developed jointly by the two companies. This page no longer mentions Philco, focusing exclusively on IBM itself.)

"New Lines Pace Philco Growth." Business Week, April 9, 1949.

"1,250,000 Out Of 4,200,000 U.S. Radios." Fortune, February 1935.

Patterson, Donald. "David Grimes – Part I." Radio Age, April 1985.

Patterson, Donald. "David Grimes – Part II." Radio Age, May 1985.

Patterson, Donald. "Philco's Model Shop." Radio Age, August 1993.

Philadelphia City Directories, 1905, 1915 & 1919.

Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, letter to dealers, July 20, 1927.

Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, letter to prospective radio dealers, April 17, 1928.

Philadelphia Storage Battery Company. Manual for Selling Radio Storage Batteries. Philadelphia, 1923.

Philadelphia Storage Battery Company. Philco News. November 1930.

Philco Corporation 51st annual (1942) report, March 1943.

Philco Corporation. Philco Furniture History, unpublished.

Philco Radio & Television Corporation, various dealer catalogs, salesman's catalogs and brochures. Philadelphia, 1928-1942.

Philco Radio & Television Corporation. Philco Service Bulletins, various issues, 1930-1942.

Philco Radio & Television Corporation. Philco Serviceman, various issues, 1932-1942.

Philco Radio & Television Corporation of Great Britain. Philco News. March 1936.

"Philco v. RCA." Time, August 17, 1936.

Prosise, Michael, letter to author, October 2003, from material housed in the Ford Industrial Archives. It was not previously known that Thomas Spencer had a brother associated with the early Spencer Company.

Prosise, Michael. 1928 – Birth Of The Philco Radio. Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club.

"Radio, Refrigerators and Radar." Fortune, November 1944.

Radiobar Company of America, brochure, 1937.

Schatzkin, Paul. The Farnsworth Chronicles.

Schwark, Chuck. A Brief History of Philco's Service Organizations, unpublished.

Sibberson, Ernst. Philco Simplex Radio History,

"Television, When?" The Etude Music Magazine, June 1937.

Time, August 22, 1938.

Time, August 24, 1942.

Wolkonowicz, John P. The Philco Corporation: Historical Review and Strategic Analysis, 1892-1961. Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981.

"WPTZ – Philco's Pioneer Television Station." Philco Service, September, 1950.