Classic Old Radio WAØJCV
There is an old antique radio I've always wanted - a Philco cathedral. I've finally connected with a couple of them now
and have had a fun and educational time restoring some of them.
The old tubes used in these machines are quite the technology.
"Use nothing but
Philco tubes in this
Receiver for 100%
The tube shield label is still in good shape after nearly 80 years !
The Philco 70 on the bench undergoing a cleanup
...what they look like when actually put together...
The Philco 70 Cathedral
Built of walnut with a center front window dial, upper cloth grill
with cut-outs, fluted columns, 7 tube chassis.
1931 "Baby Grand"
You can't stop with just one! Here are the Philco 70, 20, 60 and 50.
Philco 37-610 console
1937, BC, SW, 5 tubes
Philco Model 45 Compact (45C) "Butterfly
Grille" Table Radio (1934)
Broadcast, Shortwave - 6 tubes
"At Last! A radio that truly meets
the modern demand for
performance, a superheterodyne
receiver PLUS balanced
units PLUS balanced tubes. ...
is not enough. It takes Philco's
BALANCED superheterodyne to
meet the modern demands of
crowded broadcasting conditions".
"a little gem with such big-set features as
automatic-volume-control, tone control,
electro-dynamic speaker, etc. Guaranteed
foreign reception in addition to your
favorite American programs"
A. H. GREBE & COMPANY, INC.
Grebe Synchrophase MU-1 1926-27 battery
One of the best, if not "the best," Battery-operated
TRF-Neutrodyne radio receiver, with performance that is
matched with timeless styling. The new Synchrophase
literally was the best performing non-superheterodyne
radio at the time - all for $155.
The front components are mounted on a faux grained dark red
mahogany bakelite panel for a look that was striking and unlike anything
else on the market.
Grebe developed an easy mechanical coupling that could allow a
"single-dial tuning," but was also was easy to change to individual dial
tuning for better accuracy.
Receivers in the 20's evolved quickly as broadcasting
caught on and settled in on an official band from 550 kc to
1500 kc (FCC 1927) Thus the internal circuitry of receivers
like this, went through some rapid changes. This one
appears to have a few changes from the middle of the
Front panel controls: Left dial, Master dial, Right dial (bottom row - top
row are corresponding indicator dials.)
middle row: Tone color and volume.