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Old 12-07-2018, 04:05 PM
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Latest Find. Philco 16B

I picked up this Philco 16B today, courtesy of a local radio guy who has an extraordinary collection of antique radios. It's been tastefully refinished, and electronically restored. I had no idea these things were such beasts. It must weigh 50lbs.
Sounds great, and will look great in the living room once I move some things around.











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Old 12-07-2018, 04:21 PM
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That's the definition of a nice antique radio, great find!
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:24 PM
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It sure sounds nice, and he did a great job on the cabinet.

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Old 12-07-2018, 04:26 PM
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Wow...someone gave that radio some love. Nice!
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:51 PM
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Damn nice set! A good Philco cathedral is on my "must have" list.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:02 PM
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When I was there picking up this radio, I was shown a Scott Allwave 23 console, among some other amazing sets. I've never seen one in person. It had like 23 tubes, 7 knobs, and everything in the back was polished to a mirror finish. Pretty amazing radio. I can only imagine how hard it was to find.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:22 PM
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Got one of these waiting to be rebuilt..

Wish it came with under chassis pics..

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Old 12-07-2018, 09:25 PM
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Classic '30's radio. It's amazing how some of the '30's Philco cathedrals look the same in photos yet in person you see how some are small and light and others and surprisingly large and heavy!
Enjoy the set!
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:44 AM
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You have an excellent radio. Built to last
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:09 AM
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I have a '36 116 being redone in the shop. It's reputed to be the best long-distance table model of Philco. The Scott is magnificent! Wide-band hi-fi audio and almost perfect in every way. I wish I had one but I'll settle for the Philco. Just add a good antenna and all the world is yours!
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:57 AM
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It sure sounds nice, and he did a great job on the cabinet.

It seems like they made three years of those sets.
What code is it, 123 or ?. Thought it had the wrong rectifier tube in it, but some runs used an 80 and some a 5Z3.
My Calico colored cat has more white than yours. They sure have interesting color combinations.
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Not sure how to tell. Here's the sticker that on the inside.

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Old 12-08-2018, 09:03 PM
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Not sure how to tell. Here's the sticker that on the inside.

Thanks for posting the label.
Every time someone posts a particular find, the first thing I do, is look at the schematic on N/A. It makes the posting more interesting.
I'd like to have one myself. It's quite a radio. The multi-tube sets are my favorites.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:04 PM
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Has a form of squelch but no no RF amp tube. The later variants eliminated the squelch, added the RF amp and the console went with the 5Z3. My chassis is the 122 variant; yours is the 121. The first is from the console which will go in the later baby grand cabinet of mine. The one for the baby grand cabinet uses the 80 tube.
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