Philco 40-180
1940
Bands: AM, SW
Tube Lineup: 1232, 7J7, 7B7, 7A8, 7C6, 41, 41, 84
The Philco 40-180 is a highly successful and generic console that sold in numbers exceeding 125,000 for a price of $69.95. The cabinet design was obviously favored among consumers compared to other lower-cost models that year. My Philco 40-180 was purchased at a VRPS auction in need of attention as shown below. The radio needed cabinet refinishing and straight-forward electrical repairs. The dial was reproduced by printing out the dial scan provided by another 40-180 owner as shown below on paper and sandwiching it between two plates of thin glass.
 
 
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