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Philco in Canada

Philco established a Canadian subsidiary, Philco Products, Ltd., in late 1930, building a factory in Toronto, Ontario to serve the Canadian market. For several years, most of Philco Products Ltd.'s radio were identical to their USA counterparts, carrying similar model numbers with a "3" prefix to denote Canadian manufacture.

By June 1938, the radios produced in Canada began to look very different from USA Philcos. The company also adopted its own model numbering scheme, which results in confusion today among radio collectors, since many later Canadian Philcos used the same model numbers as older USA Philco sets.

A Set Index for Canadian Philcos

I have prepared an index of all Philco models sold in Canada between 1928 and 1947. This index is similar to that found in the Philco book, but has been revised to include many more known equivalents to 1939, 1940, and 1941 USA models as well as including 1946 and 1947 Canadian models for the first time.

View the Philco Radio Set Index for Canadian models, 1928-1947.

Scenes from Philco Corporation of Canada, Limited, 1941

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Gordon J. Irwin - Click to enlarge
Designing new 1942 Philcos - Click to enlarge
New Philcos being assembled - Click to enlarge
Inspection and Testing - Click to enlarge

A Sampling of Philco Radios produced in Canada

Philco 3118B - Click to enlarge
Philco 345AL - Click to enlarge
Philco 3650AX - Click to enlarge
Philco 37-361AB - Click to enlarge
Philco 37-3610AT - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-3A1A - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-3B4 - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-330AT - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-330XFA - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-340XXA - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-372T - Click to enlarge
Philco 39-3116ARX - Click to enlarge
Philco 10T - Click to enlarge
Philco 10TI - Click to enlarge
Philco 12T - Click to enlarge
Philco 14T - Click to enlarge
Philco 16T - Click to enlarge
Philco 17T - Click to enlarge
Philco 18F - Click to enlarge
Philco 19XF - Click to enlarge
Philco 21XX - Click to enlarge
Philco 401T - Click to enlarge
Philco 402T - Click to enlarge
Philco 701 - Click to enlarge
Philco 32AT - Click to enlarge
Philco 34T - Click to enlarge
Philco 44X - Click to enlarge
Philco 45T - Click to enlarge
Philco 45TI - Click to enlarge
Philco 46T - Click to enlarge
Philco 46TI - Click to enlarge
Philco 47T - Click to enlarge
Philco 212F - Click to enlarge
Philco 213K - Click to enlarge
Philco 408T - Click to enlarge
Philco 715P - Click to enlarge
Philco 48T - Click to enlarge
Philco 49T - Click to enlarge
Philco 50T - Click to enlarge
Philco 51T - Click to enlarge
Philco 52F - Click to enlarge
Philco 53X - Click to enlarge
Philco 54X - Click to enlarge
Philco 55T - Click to enlarge