Philco H765-124

    Brand: Philco Radio & Telev. Corp.    Year Of Manufacture: 1960  Frequency Range: 540 - 1600KC
Tube lineup: 35W4 Rectifier, 50C5 Output12AV6 Det/AVC/1st Audio, 12BA6 I.F. Amp, 12BE6 Converter

     Found at the same antique store as my Emerson 724 and Philco PT-41 in 2001 for less than $5.00. What were the engineers at Philco thinking when they came up with this one? A truly odd looking radio, it ranks up there with the Philco Predicta televisions, with design, and unfortunately quality. As part of my collection downsize efforts in 2004-2006, this radio was sold at a local antique shop.

    This radio required several repairs to get it working and looking good enough to display.  The electronics only required the usual replacement of all paper and electrolytic capacitors, and the controls received a good cleaning with contact cleaner for electronics. The case  had several cracks, most of which were around the top clock portion.

    The most challenging part was replacing the missing pushbutton. I inquired online, with no success, the only option was to manufacture my own. A old knob for a TV was used, since it's shaft was the same diameter as the pushbutton. After cutting this down to size, the center and top were filled in with with automotive Bondo.  Once the button was sanded down to shape, it was painted gold, and later coated with several coats of clear lacquer. Below center: The final result, the replacement is the second button from the left.


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