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Author:  oldfisher [ Feb Fri 02, 2018 9:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Hi, I'm a newbie and I just acquired this Philco radio, the Model number is partially obscured and I would appreciate some help in identifying it. Thanks (I'm thinking about taking this on as a restoration project).

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Author:  egg [ Feb Fri 02, 2018 11:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Model 37-610PF
A radio-phono­graph com­bi­na­tion with a sin­gle play 78 rpm phono­graph and a Mod­el 37-610 chas­sis.
Orig­i­nal sell­ing price: $125
Num­ber made: 1,000
http://philcoradio.com/gallery2/1937a/#Model_37-610PF

Greg.

Author:  azenithnut [ Feb Sat 03, 2018 1:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Another Philco to use the RCA Victor "Inertia" tone arm.

The reason for its strange looks, is there are weights in those "wings" to counteract any axial twisting of the tone arm. This helps with bass response.

There is a weight in the back end to counterbalance the weight on the record.

How much benefit this provided, I'm not sure.

-Steve

Author:  egg [ Feb Sat 03, 2018 1:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

A schematic for Philco 37-610 can be found at Nostalgia air.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/
Direct link→ http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/199/M0013199.htm

Your chassis (tube layout) label is somewhat confusing!
Maybe some one will chime in.

Welcome aboard... :)
Greg.

Author:  azenithnut [ Feb Sat 03, 2018 1:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Yes, oldfisher, welcome to the Antique Radio Forums! :D

Not sure what happened, Greg, but your link goes to a 37-116.

Here is the link I found.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/pagesbymode ... 013209.pdf

-Steve

Author:  egg [ Feb Sat 03, 2018 2:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Senior moment on both counts... :shock:
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Greg.

Author:  oldradioparts [ Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Oddly, Philco did not go big on Radio-phono combos before 1941, then they sold them like hotcakes, mostly the 41-608 and 42-1001, 42-1006, 42-1008 and 42-1010. Those were mostly the "Beam of Light" changers which are a PAIN to restore today due to the dead photocells and bad rubber.
Their post-war 46-1209 or 46-1213, I think it was, is usually found with a good rubber idler.
There was a 38-9PX at our Winter show last Saturday that went VERY cheap...and its a VERY rare unit too. Was in nice shape but for a badly refinished lid. Simple cabinet but very pretty veneer.
Mark Oppat

Author:  azenithnut [ Feb Sun 04, 2018 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help in identifying Phico radio, phonograph model

Through much of the 1930s, very few manufacturers built radio/phonographs of any quantity. The Great Depression really squelched record sales which took to about 1938 to begin to recover. Most manufacturers at least had one radio/phonograph in their lineup but they were a tough sell…

RCA-Victor of course was the manufacturer making the most radio/phonographs through the 1930s.

It was much easier to sell a radio/phonograph combination across the pond!

-Steve

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