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Philco*r Radio: 1928-1942

Philco*r Radio: 1928-1942

Ron Ramirez with Michael Prosise

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Finally, a superb reference book on Philco, the leading radio manufacturer during radio’s “Golden Age.” Philco Radio: 1928-1942 not only shows many of Philco’s radio receivers, but provides background on the company as well. Specifications for each model are given. The text is divided into a year-by-year look at Philco’s radio line, so that the reader may see what Philco had to offer each year between 1928, when the company began to make radios, and 1942, when World War II put a halt to radio production.Philco Radio is an invaluable source for the radio collector. Anyone who enjoys antiques and collectibles or was lucky enough to remember radio’s “Golden Age” will also enjoy taking a nostalgic trip through its pages. This is the first volume to feature Philco’s radio products exclusively. The photographs and specifications will prove a valuable aid in identifying a particular Philco model.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 828 photos & drawings | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780887405471 | Binding: soft cover


Ron Ramirez has been interested in radios nearly all his life. He accumulated a diverse collection of radios dating from the twenties through the forties before he encountered the Philco sets. Ultimately, Ron specialized in Philcos and sold or traded off all his other sets. He currently owns forty Philco sets dating from 1928 to 1937. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Linda, and his two daughters.