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 Post subject: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 12:57 am 
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This says model 34 inside the case but I can't find a model 34 online. Chassis, which is in rough shape, has W 115 102 stamped on it. I know it's not a great picture but can anyone help me ID it?


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 12:58 am 
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oops; don't know why the picture came out sideways.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:14 am 
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The 32B, 97E and 144B have the same cabinet:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_32.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_97e.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_144e144_code_125.html

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:30 am 
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That helps. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 3:00 am 
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Model 34 is a battery set according to the Ramirez book.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 3:10 am 
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wiscojim wrote:
Model 34 is a battery set according to the Ramirez book.

A lot of batteries radio: One A, two B+, and three C voltages needed.

Schematics here: http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/185/M0013185.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 5:03 am 
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poppysue67 wrote:
This says model 34 inside the case but I can't find a model 34 online.
I'm confused by this comment.

If I do a general Google search for Philco 34 radio then 5 of the top 7 hits are about Philco 34 variants, the top two of which are at PhilcoRadio.com.

If I do a directed search by typing Philco 34 into the simple search at RadioMuseum, then I get six variants of model 34, four variants of model 37-34, and two variants of model 38-34.

Is there something specific you're trying to find that isn't showing up in your search?


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 5:59 am 
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Radio Museum dosen't seem to have the model 34 without a letter. The Nostalgia Air link above is the plain 34.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 6:05 am 
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JnTX wrote:
Radio Museum dosen't seem to have the model 34 without a letter. The Nostalgia Air link above is the plain 34.

Jay

34 is the chassis model. The letters indicate which cabinet the 34 model chassis is in.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 7:57 am 
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Ah. Here's Ron's article about the suffixes on the end of Philco model numbers.

https://philcoradio.com/library/index.p ... l-numbers/

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:13 pm 
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I'm not a radio person. Just the daughter of one. I just did a google & ebay search for Philco model 34. There was lots of hits but none of them looked like this particular cabinet. So I asked the experts. The chassis does have an AC cord.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:17 pm 
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poppysue67 wrote:
The chassis does have an AC cord.
Pictures, please.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:18 pm 
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If it has an AC cord, someone may have changed out the chassis for a different one (not model 34 chassis), or modified the 34 chassis to run on AC.

If you post a photo of the top and bottom of the chassis, we can help you figure out what you're looking at.

For Google and eBay searching, it always helps to put the word radio in the search. On eBay, if you're searching specifically in a radio category, the word radio is not needed, but if you're searching "All Categories," it definitely helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:32 pm 
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Not in very good shape. This radio was on my Dad's work bench with chassis out of the cabinet. I think he had intentions of restoring it but never got to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:35 pm 
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That's a battery chassis with a multilead battery cable attached. There is no AC line or plug on it, nor a power transformer on the chassis.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:45 pm 
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Does that mean it's a 34-A?


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:51 pm 
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It's a Philco model 34B tombstone radio from 1935.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 1:54 pm 
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That cabinet isn't quite the same. The cut out is a little different.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 2:01 pm 
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It's this one, the midyear 1935 model 34B : https://philcoradio.com/gallery2/1935c/#Model_34B

Yours looks the same to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 34?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Awesome! Thank you guys! I knew I came to the right place :D


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