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 Post subject: Rare Philco 201x console refinish
PostPosted: Feb Sat 29, 2020 2:12 am 
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A fellow ARF member has dropped off a real nice uncommon to rare Philco 201x console for refinishing here at my furniture /radio refinishing shop in Garland, he drove from Dayton Ohio and was passing thru Dallas to visit friends - family in Irving tx. To his surprise I finished in time for him to take back Sunday morning on his way back to Dayton. Also he brought with him a lid for refinishing and that goes to a very rare Philco 501x, only 500 of those were ever made and were designed for the very wealthy at a cost of $600 at the time. Any way I wanted to share this will you guys as I normally do.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare Philco 201x console refinish
PostPosted: Feb Sat 29, 2020 3:09 am 
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Those really turned out well! I'm quite impressed! :o :D

Thank you so much for taking these on as well as managing to complete them while I was in the Dallas area!

More incentive to get them finished electrically and mechanically (record changer)

-Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Rare Philco 201x console refinish
PostPosted: Mar Mon 02, 2020 11:44 pm 
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I now have this beautiful cabinet home and took some photos outside while it was an overcast day. Seems to be the best for taking photos of radios.

Now, I will comment about the additional controls. This chassis had a tone control and a radio/phono switch added at some point in its life.
Interestingly enough, when Philco went from the 200X to the 201X, they were forced to remove the tone control in order to add in the bandswitch.

This 201X has a tone control which looks like a normal Philco type and the radio phono switch is of similar vintage.
An RCA style jack was installed on the back which is the type which requires a long center pin.

Add to this a marking on the chassis of "Dept 28 10/19/34" so, I'm not sure what was done. Either it was factory or done sometime in the 30s.
Certainly has been there most of its life. I will not say this was a prototype, but either way, I'm leaving it as-is. :D

Thanks again Fred!
-Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Rare Philco 201x console refinish
PostPosted: Mar Tue 03, 2020 8:19 pm 
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That is a nice stately cabinet.

There are few set I would bother with restuffing the capacitors on, but one that nice/original/uncommon certainly deserves it in my book.


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