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Posted 4 years ago

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One of the most famous American radio brands, Philco started in 1892 as a battery manufacturer, then switched to radios in 1928 as alternating current made batteries unnecessary. Philco became known for its floor radios.

Works beautifully. solid wood.

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  1. Mike , 4 years ago
    How much would a radio like this be worth today?
  2. hoosierpicker, 4 years ago
    There's one for sale on Ebay right now for $169.00, local pick up only. Shipping for one of these, if done correctly, could be as much as $500.00. The one on Ebay did not look as good as this one and was located in PA. Tom
  3. jack, 4 years ago
    Have a neighbor friend who has an old Philco model 41-285(0)--not sure about the zero at the end--other numbers were J68625 whch might have been a serial number--she was hoping to get some kind of value on it before listing it for sale--any ideas???
  4. Craig Rutten, 3 years ago
    Philco's only console radio for the 1946 season used seven tubes and received standard AM, shortwave from 9.3 to 15.5 mc, and the new FM band (88-108 mc). Has six, push-button, preset station selectors. It operated on 115 volts, AC only.
    Original selling price: $129.95
    Number made: 34,855
  5. andrew, 3 years ago
    my father has one, its sittingin our living room as of now. what are these valued at in good (some scratches, wear...but not bad), working condition?

    any help is very greatly apreciated.

    thank you and take care!!!
  6. Curt, 3 years ago
    I have one very similar to this one in my basement, but am not sure of the year made. It doesn't work and I have an individual interested in taking it off of my hands. It was my great grandfather's and had to have been built in the 30's or 40's. There is a number on the tube container in the inside as V73156. Would that be the model of the Philco radio?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  7. JoanneColli, 3 years ago
    I just picked up this floor model today.... its in absolutely beautiful condition after I cleaned it up!! I am so very very HAPPY!! The best part is that I picked it up for ONLY $20 USD. Sorry had to brag a little!! lol Curt, look on the inside to the left there should be a piece of paper it will have a series of numbers like i.e.: 46-??? mine is 46-480. Does the front say philco at all? I am stoked!! I think these 46-480 are rare and it was the first year of the FM band... I think they are worth a lot more!! Most are in horrible condition or not working!!
  8. dalcb60, 1 year ago
    I have a 1946 Philco radio model 46-480 that was my grand parents. The only problem I have is the sound is very low and I don't know what is causing it. All the tubles light upbut the sound is gettoing worse. Anyone know if that is due to a tube or what> If so please email me and let me know and I will be glad to pay you for your advise. I love the radio and just want the sound to work. One guy send me an email years ago and said something needs to be cleaned but some how I lost his email. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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