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Edward L. Combs (1906-1941) was hired by Philco to design many of the cabinets used in Philco's 1929 model lineup. He continued to design cabinets for Philco into the mid-1930s, although his work was used less and less after 1932.
His most famous cabinets are the Model 70 Baby Grand and the Model 90 Baby Grand sets. The Model 70 Baby Grand was originally introduced in early 1931 as Model 21. A 110 volt DC version, Model 46, followed in March 1931. Models 70 and 35 became available in May-June 1931, along with the slightly larger Model 90.
AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS OF PHILCO CABINETS DESIGNED BY EDWARD L. COMBS - HANDCRAFTED TO EXACTING SPECIFICATIONS
Model 35 shown - Models 21, 46, 70 similar
Model 90 Baby Grand
Clyde F. Shuler (1892-1969) was an industrial designer as well as a design educator. Among radio collectors, he is best known for the design of the cathedral radio cabinets which housed Models 36B, 43B, 47B, 52B, 71B and 91B. The same style would be used by Philco in all of its "Baby Grand" (cathedral) cabinets through December 1933, and on many cathedral models up to May 1934.
AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS OF PHILCO CABINETS DESIGNED BY CLYDE SHULER - HANDCRAFTED TO EXACTING SPECIFICATIONS
Model 89B flat-face
The four sets above are all new, reproduction cabinets custom-built by Steve and Theresa. They are exact copies of the originals in every way.
Also available: Cabinets for Models 18B, 43B, 44B (inset-panel), 71B, 91B.
Bottom Trim for Models 21, 35, 46 & 70
(Two Piece, back spacer not shown)
Bottom Trim for Models 35 & 70
Bottom Trim for Model 90
(Two Piece, with back spacer)
Bottom Trim for Model 90
Bottom Trim for Models 16B, 17B, 18B, 19B, 43B, 44B, 71B, 89B, 91B and Other "Clyde Shuler" Type Cathedral Cabinets
for Model 60B
These speaker bolts are identical to the originals!
The finishing touch for your Philco restoration project.
They are used on all Philco cathedral and tombstone models made between June 1932 and December 1935 (early 1936 models).
Complete reproduction 21, 35, 46 or 70 Baby Grand cabinet, unfinished: $250
Complete reproduction 90 Baby Grand cabinet, unfinished: $275
Complete reproduction 16B, 17B, 43B or 91B cabinet, unfinished: $220
Complete reproduction 18B, 44B or 71B cabinet, unfinished: $210
Complete reproduction 19B cabinet, unfinished: $200
Complete reproduction 89B cabinet (flat-face as shown above), unfinished: $180
Add $175 to finish any cabinet in lacquer, hand rubbed, satin finish with pores filled to give a beautiful, smooth "piano finish."
Reproduction cabinets do not include grille cloth, chassis, escutcheon or knobs.
Contact Steve for shipping costs on complete cabinets.
Set of bottom trim for Models 21, 35, 46 or 70 cathedrals (one piece or two piece style): $25
Set of bottom trim for Model 90 cathedrals (one piece or two piece styles): $35
Set of bottom trim for Model 60B or any of the "Clyde Shuler" style cathedral cabinets: $20
One pair (set of two) reproduction speaker bolts - $6.00/pair
Add $6.00 shipping in the lower 48 states for one set of bottom trim; $2.00 in the lower 48 states to ship a pair of speaker bolts.
Prices subject to change.
Contact Steve Davis for more information or to place an order:
Thanks to John at The Radio mAd House for allowing us to use the photos of Edward Combs and Clyde Shuler.