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1946-1949 Philco - USA 


The Philco Corporation had a long standing history in the electronics industry.  They began their business in 1906, making storage batteries under the name Philadelphia Storage Battery Company.  By 1927 they moved into radio manufacturing - and also participated in early television development with Philo Farnsworth in the 1930s.  Their television manufacturing began with the 1948 models.

1946 - (Not making television sets)

1947 - (No models available)

1948 Philco 48-700  (24K bytes)        1948 - (48-700)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1948 Philco 48-1000 (20K bytes)        1948 - (48-1000)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1948 Philco 48-1001  USA  (24K bytes)        1948 - (48-1001)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1948 Philco 48-1050 -USA- (37K bytes)        1948 - (48-1050)  10" console, wood (mahogany) - [Courtesy Chuck Azzalina]

1948 Philco 48-2500  USA  (32K bytes)        1948 - (48-2500)  Projection console, wood (mahogany)

 

1949 Philco 49-502 7in Mahogany USA (24K bytes)        1949 - (49-502)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany) - [Courtesy Kevin Walsh]

[need photo]    1949 - (49-702)  7" tabletop, wood (mahogany)

1949 Philco 49-1002  USA  (36K bytes)     1949 - (49-1002)  10" tabletop, wood (mahogany) - [Courtesy Chuck Azzalina]

1949 Philco 49-1040  USA (20K bytes)               1949 - (49-1040)  10" console, wood (mahogany), long legs

1949 Philco 49-1076  USA (60K bytes)     1949 - (49-1076)  10" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono

1949 Philco 49-1077 10" USA (40K bytes)     1949 - (49-1077)  10" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono - [Courtesy Kevin Walsh]

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1150)  10" console, wood (blonde), long legs

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1175)  10" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1240)  12" console, wood (mahogany), long legs

1949 Philco 49-1278  12in USA (40K bytes)     1949 - (49-1278)  12" console, wood (blonde) - [Courtesy Kevin Walsh]   

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1443M)  14" console, wood (mahogany), long legs

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1443B)  14" console, wood (blonde), long legs

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1475)  14" console, wood (mahogany)

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1477)  14" console, wood (mahogany), TV-radio-phono

[need photo]    1949 - (49-1630)  16" console, wood (mahogany)
 

Last year of production:  1976


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