- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 2nd Revised ed. edition (January 31, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076432330X
- ISBN-13: 978-0764323300
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philco(r) Radio: 1928-1942 2nd Revised ed. Edition
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About the Author
Ron Ramirez accumulated a diverse collection of radios dating from the twenties through the forties before he encountered the Philco sets. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Jill, and his two daughters.
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Top customer reviews
Author Ron Ramirez has organized and presented the right information in the right order. After presenting corporate history, each chapter then reviews by model year the Philco line and its technical advancements. And, each chapter has large color photos of models from the year it covers. This approach is hugely more satisfying than having to refer to photos in a section of the book far removed from the subject.
The content and organization are incredibly helpful to collectors and dedicated fans. The flow is superb with the book's chronological organization. Many photos have very detailed captions explaining features of the particular model presented. The information is precise and dependable.
Data tables are nicely organized. Chapter 16 lists Philco tube radios produced by year from 1928-42, along with number of tubes, power source, and cabinet type. One appendix shows chassis sketches with tube layouts for the various models. This is valuable information for collectors and restorers. Another appendix includes a value guide organized by model year.
This volume is sure to delight collectors and tube radio fans. Complaints? None. The author and publisher have done a superb job of documenting the technology of a bygone era. This may be my favorite of the many books I have on tube radios.
Tip: No value guide can account for all variables. However, if you are looking for a single-volume source of data and price information on Philco and a wide variety of other brands, I recommend the latest edition of "Collector's Guide to Antique Radios: Identification and Values."
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the family radio was the last household item to be sold for rent and food money.
I recommend picking up your copy before this edition goes out of print.