Philco Radios


Philco (Philadelphia Storage Battery Company) decided to make radios in 1926 and by 1928 the first Philco radios were introduced. By the 1930’s, they were selling more radios than anybody else and this lasted for the next couple of decades. The Philco radio was the top selling radio in the 1930’s. By 1954, they had sold more than 30 million radios. The most popular programs people were listening to at the time was The Bop Hope Show and Jack Benny Show. Today antique and vintage Philco radios are highly sought out by collectors.

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19 Comments

  1. ed michalski January 29, 2017

    I am looking for a philco console radio model 42-1012.please contact me if you have one to sell

  2. ed michalski January 29, 2017

    looking to purchase a philco console radio model 42-1012.If you have a working unit please contact me. thanks

  3. Tom September 12, 2016

    Have Extra glasses and bottles for a 1932 Philco Radio Bar with silver stripes ! will sell separate or All !! You Wont find them anywhere !! Contact me and i can send Pictures ! Very rear and Very Hard to find ! I think i may be missing 1 glass . Thanks reply to if interested to Tjc_harley1@hotmail.com

  4. Tom September 12, 2016

    Have Extra glasses and bottles for a 1932 Philco Radio Bar with silver stripes ! will sell separate or All !! You Wont find them anywhere !! Contact me and i can send Pictures ! Very rear and Very Hard to find ! I think i may be missing 1 glass . Thanks

  5. Randy September 4, 2016

    Melanie: The unit you describe was marketed in 1942, probably built in 1941, prior to the beginning of WW-II. It MAY have been built early in 1942. Hint: The first two digits in a Philco model number are the model year for that unit.

    As to what it’s worth…. As with any antique, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Is this one original? Does it have the ‘Beam of Light’ record changer? Or has someone put a ‘modern’ two or three speed changer in it? Does it work? I mean the whole thing. How is the cabinet? Is the veneer intact, or peeling. Grill cloth. Intact. or torn? All these things enter into value.

    Hope this is some help to you.

  6. Melanie June 5, 2016

    I have a philco floor model tube radio that has the pull out front with record player inside. Model # 42-1008 code #122. Trying to date it and get any info available for it as well as value. It’s in great condition. Can you provide any information on this model?
    Thank you!

  7. Lisa Caro May 14, 2016

    I have a 1968 Philco stereo AM FM radio and turntable that works perfectly. I need to know a ballpark figure of what it’s worth.

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  10. Louise Murphy December 6, 2014

    I have aPhilco 38-10 made in 1937-1938 would be willing to sell it if anyone needs one 1-918-931-9277

  11. Harold Foster April 20, 2014

    Ibought a philco model 39-30 code 121 wall cabinet radio I can not find a picture of it on line anywhere and would like to find a repair shop in Fredericksburg Va can you help

  12. Linda October 12, 2013

    I purchased a 40-180 Philco radio. The push buttons are rotted leaving the metal. Do you know where I could obtain antique or replica replacement buttons? Also where is a good source for replacement tubes/parts for this model?
    Thanks

  13. Tammy October 10, 2013

    To whom it may concern;
    I am looking to buy a face plate for my philco 1942 model# 42-380 can anyone help, can not find one.

  14. susan tallon June 18, 2013

    june 18 , 2013 I have an old Philco-ford raidio .It has an engraved plate on the front,(stylized version ” Baby grand ” produced by Philco circa, 1930-1936 philco ford corp.} Can you please tell me anything? Should I insure it? thank you

  15. Shirley Jerome June 7, 2013

    I have a model 51-930 Philco radio that was my dad’s. Tubes light but tuner knob is missing. Would love to have this replaced & working. Brings back many childhood memories. Any help appreciated.

  16. Rhonda Ashby April 23, 2013

    I found a Philco transistor 7 a m radio could you tell me when it was made and what it’s worth. thank you Rhonda Ashbt

  17. glenn gateley March 4, 2013

    i have a small philco radio and from what information i have found i think it may be a 1939 model .the back cover has been replaced so there is no id on it. it is a 2 knob police band radio with a wood cabinet.,has 6 push buttons and the dial does not have the philco name or any id marks .it looks like the th5 except the speaker grill is different my grill has 1 large opening at the top 2 smaller openings and the another large opening. i would like to restore the radio or have it restored. canyou give me any information? thank you

  18. john t bristol iii February 21, 2013

    hello my name is john bristol and i have a philco radio with a pull out record player and it is am fm tubed radio,i want to know if you carried parts for it or do repairs.If you want a picture of it send me your email and i will send you one.this thing is older than i am and i am 50 years old!i look forward to hearing from you.

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