Philco Model 37-600C (37-600) Table Radio (1937)
Philco introduced the entry-level 37-600C
in June of 1936 with a list price of $25. This
stylish and collectible set features FAUX
wood grain on both its front and back faces,
with the chassis loaded from the bottom.
The dial face on my set is a reproduction
from Rock- Sea Enterprises*.
The 37-600C tunes the standard broadcast
band from 530 - 1800kcs. Its chassis is a 4-
tube ac-powered superhet using the tubes:-
6A8G (LO/mixer), 6J7G (2nd-detector/1st
af), 6K6G (AF output) and 5Y4G (rectifier).
In common with most 4-tube Philcos of the
era, regeneration is applied around the 2nd
detector tube in order to boost gain and
compensate to some extent for the absence
of a dedicated IF amplifier. Schematic.
Although I have fully restored this set, it is
unsurprisingly not a hot performer, even
with the regeneration control (accessed
from below) peaked up. It also has no AVC
and suffers from "blasting" unless one is
mindful to turn down the volume before
tuning from a weak to a strong station. The
sister model 37-602, which looks identical,
features an extra tube as an IF amplifier.
A newly designed Philco compact... finished on all sides.
|Compacts that set new standards of beauty
A newly designed Philco compact... finished on all
sides... with speaker grilles front and back. The
front and back panels... reproductions of rich
butt and burl walnut.. are set flush with the top
and end panels to permit full appreciation of
their smoothly bent straight grained American
walnut. The entire cabinet is set on a base of
|Pentode Audio System
Philco Balanced Superheterodyne Circuit with
4 Philco self-centering Octal Base High-
Four Tuned Circuits
Reduction Gear Tuning
Tuning Range covers all Standard Broadcasts
and State Police calls
Attached Aerial makes this an ideal radio when
travelling or when an outdoor aerial cannot be
*Rock-Sea closed for business in 2007, however repro
dials are available from Mark Oppat and RadioDaze.