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    Posted 11 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 , 10 years ago
      How much would a radio like this be worth today?
    2. hoosierpicker, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 9 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, 8 years 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
    9. Dixie3838, 5 years ago
      I picked up my radio from my mother-in-law and no cord to plug it in. I need to know where it goes on the back of the radio. Help please
    10. Dixie3838, 5 years ago
      Ps: it is a philco 46-480
    11. dalcb60, 5 years ago
      Dixie38.38 I am sorry but I am not home right now or I would send you a picture for your request of the plug. I will be back home Saturday or Sunday and if you provide me with a phone number or email I will either txt or reply to your email with a picture showing you where and how to hook the cord up. dalcb63@yhaoo is my email so you can send me an email if this is better for you. Hope this help you.

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