Philco 51 "Baby Grand"
Philco 51 "Baby Grand"
Bands: AM
Tube Lineup: 24, 35, 24, 47, 80
The Philco 51 succeeded the 50 with some significant changes. Besides the small changes in the cabinet design, the electronics underwent a significant transformation from a T.R.F. circuit to a superheterodyne circuit. The superheterodyne, or "superhet" for short, has better selectivity than the T.R.F. circuit. The radio came in my possession in need of restoration. After replacing all the missing tubes on the chassis, recapping and aligning, the radio plays well. The 51 originally sold for $39.50 in early 1932 and 23,800 were produced.
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