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Philco for 1937 (introduced January 1937)

The following models remained in the Philco lineup: 37-33B, 37-38J, 37-116X De Luxe, 37-600C, 37-602C, 37-610J, 37-610PF, 37-611J, 37-620B, 37-620J, 37-620CS, 37-623B, 37-623J, 37-624B, 37-624J, 37-630T, 37-641B, 37-641MX, 37-643B, 37-650B, 37-650X, 37-650PX, 37-665B, 37-690X, 37-2620B, 37-2620J, 37-2650B, 37-2650X, 37-2670B.

The following models were discontinued: 37-33F, 37-34B, 37-34F, 37-38B, 37-38F, 37-60B, 37-60F, 37-61B, 37-61F, 37-84B, 37-89B, 37-116X Standard, 37-604C, 37-610B, 37-610T, 37-611B, 37-611T, 37-611F, 37-630X, 37-640B, 37-640X, 37-640MX, 37-641X, 37-643X, 37-660B, 37-660X, 37-665X, 37-670B, 37-670X, 37-675X (Standard & De Luxe), 37-2670X.

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Model 37-39X Model 37-10X Model 37-11X, early version Model 37-11X, late version Model 37-33F Model 37-34B Model 37-34F Model 37-38B Model 37-38F Model 37-60B
Model 37-60F Model 37-61B Model 37-61F Model 37-62T, early version Model 37-62T, late version Model 37-62F Model 37-84B Model 37-89B Model 37-89F Model 37-93B
Model 37-610B Model 37-610T Model 37-611B Model 37-611T Model 37-611F Model 37-611K Model 37-620K Model 37-630X Model 37-630MX Model 37-641X
Model 37-643X Model 37-2670X

A number of Philco models, mostly on the lower end of the price scale, received new cabinets at mid-season. Three new Automatic Tuning Philco models were also introduced; one of these (37-11X) later received a different cabinet.


Philco Model 37-9X

Model 37-9X

Note: Grille cloth is incorrect; it should use the 1935-37 Philco "V" pattern.

A new nine-tube console with Philco's Automatic Tuning mechanism. It operated on 115 volts AC and had three tuning bands: 530-1720 kc, 2.3-7.4 mc & 7.35-22 mc.

Original selling price: $100

Number made: 23,000


Philco Model 37-10X

Model 37-10X

Photo courtesy Craig Parker

Another nine-tube Philco with automatic tuning, it had the same frequency coverage as the 38-9 above.

Original selling price: $125

Number made: 27,000


Philco Model 37-11X. early version

Model 37-11X (Early version)

This model used ten tubes, and also had the same frequency coverage as Model 38-9.

Original selling price: $150

Number made: 5,900



Philco Model 37-11X, late version

Model 37-11X (Late version)

Original selling price: $159.50

Number made: 9,400


Philco Model 37-33F

Model 37-33F

A new console cabinet for the five-tube, battery operated Model 37-33. This cabinet style was shared by several other Spring 1937 Philco models.

Original selling price: $49.95

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-34B

Model 37-34B

This model received new Baby Grand and console cabinets at mid-season. The Baby Grand cabinet was shared with several other Philco models, and this cabinet style would continue into the 1938 season.

Original selling price:$49.95

Number made: 45,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-38B, 37-60B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 models 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Philco Model 37-34F

Model 37-34F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-33F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-38B

Model 37-38B

The 37-38 also received a new cabinet style at mid-season.

Original selling price: $49.95

Number made: 45,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-34B, 37-60B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 models 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Philco Model 37-38F

Model 37-38F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-60F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-60B

Model 37-60B

As mentioned above, this Baby Grand cabinet was also used in the 1938 season on three different models. The 1937 models can be distinguished from their 1938 counterparts by the smaller escutcheons used on the 1937 sets (except for the 37-89B).

Original selling price: $35

Number made: 45,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-61B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 models 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)



Philco Model 37-60F

Model 37-60F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-61F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-61B

Model 37-61B

Original selling price: $35

Number made: 45,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-60B & 37-89B as well as June 1937 models 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Philco Model 37-61F

Model 37-61F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of models 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-89F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-62T, early version

Model 37-62T (Early version)

Photo courtesy Kim Bowers

A new table model Philco, which used five tubes and operated on 115 volts AC. It received AM and the "police" band (2.3 to 2.5 mc). The front panel, as with most lower priced Philcos, was photofinish; most early version 37-62T Models have lost their photofinish by now. While some photofinish has flaked off this example, it still shows how the set should look.

Original selling price: $29.95

Number made: 56,000 (Note: Figure includes production of late version model 37-62T)


Philco Model 37-62T, late version

Model 37-62T (Late version)

Photo courtesy Ed Locker

The later version of Model 37-62 was electrically identical to the earlier version, but was housed in a cabinet with different grille cutouts and a different photofinish pattern on the front panel.

Original selling price: $29.95

Number made: 56,000 (Note: Figure includes production of late version model 37-62T)


Philco Model 37-62F

Model 37-62F

The 37-62 was also available as a console. This set continued into the 1938 season as Model 38-62F.

Original selling price: $39.95

Number made: Not available


Philco Model 37-84B

Model 37-84B

This was the last call for Philco's four tube regenerative receiver; it would not return in 1938. This particular cabinet is not documented, but several are known to exist and, in fact, are fairly easy to find.

Original selling price: $20

Number made: Not available



Philco Model 37-89B

Model 37-89B

Yet another Baby Grand using this style cabinet.

Original selling price: $35

Number made: 45,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-34B, 37-38B, 37-60B & 37-61B as well as June 1937 Models 38-34B, 38-60B & 38-89B)


Philco Model 37-89F

Model 37-89F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F & 37-611F)


Philco Model 37-93B

Model 37-93B

Photo courtesy Clifford R. Huff

Although this set looks identical to the early version of Model 37-84B, this was an all-new, five tube Philco which operates on 115 volts AC and receives the AM band. It did not have a regenerative circuit, which the 84 did.

Original selling price: Not available

Number made: 113,600 (Note: Figure includes production of June 1936 Models 37-33B & 37-84B)


Philco Model 37-610B

Model 37-610B

Photo courtesy Paul Turney

Two new cabinets for the five-tube Model 37-610 became available at mid-season 1937. This is the Baby Grand version which, like its predecessor, had a photofinished front panel.

Original selling price: $44.95

Number made: 12,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-611B as well as June 1937 Model 38-610B)


Philco Model 37-610T

Model 37-610T

A new table model cabinet for Model 37-610; this one had different grille cutouts. It was available in walnut veneer only.

Original selling price: $47.50

Number made: 19,034 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-611T as well as June 1937 Model 38-620T, 38-623T, 38-624T & 38-2620T)


Philco Model 37-611B

Model 37-611B

The AC/DC version of Model 37-610 continued for Spring 1937 with new cabinets.

Original selling price: $49.95

Number made: 12,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-611B as well as June 1937 Model 38-610B)


Philco Model 37-611T

Model 37-611T

Original selling price: $52.50

Number made: 19,034 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-611T as well as June 1937 Model 38-620T, 38-623T, 38-624T & 38-2620T)


Philco Model 37-611F

Model 37-611F

Original selling price: $65

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-33F, 37-34F, 37-38F, 37-60F, 37-61F & 37-89F)


Philco Model 37-611K

Model 37-611K

Original selling price: $69.95

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-620K)


Philco Model 37-620K

Model 37-620K

The six-tube 37-620 received a new console cabinet for spring 1937.

Original selling price: $69.95

Number made: 14,500 (Note: Figure includes production of Model 37-620K)


Philco Model 37-630X

Model 37-630X

Note: Grille cloth is incorrect; it should use the 1935-37 Philco "V" pattern.

A very slight revision of the earlier 37-630X cabinet, mainly along the top edges which makes this model look even more like the 37-650X.

Original selling price: $79.95

Number made: 17,000 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-641X)


Philco Model 37-630MX

Model 37-630MX

Model 37-640 having been discontinued, the modern "MX" cabinet now housed a six-tube 37-630 chassis.

Original selling price: Not available

Number made: 6,000 (Note: Figure includes production of June 1936 Models 37-640MX & 37-641MX)


Philco Model 37-641X

Model 37-641X

This new "X" model cabinet for the AC/DC 37-641 was identical to the new mid-season 37-630X.

Original selling price: $89.95

Number made: 17,000 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-630X)


Philco Model 37-643X

Model 37-643X & 37-665X

Illustration is representative of Models 37-643X & 37-665X, as both are identical in appearance.

Both of these models received a new "X" model cabinet for spring 1937. The 643 was a battery-operated receiver; the 665 ran on AC. Both could receive AM and three shortwave bands, although the 665 featured an "ultra-shortwave" band, receiving from 25 to 42 mc.

Original selling price: $105 (37-643X & 37-665X)

Number made: 69,000 (Note: Figure includes production of Models 37-643X & 37-665X)


Philco Model 37-2670X

Model 37-2670X

A new console cabinet for the 11-tube 37-2670.

Original selling price: $139.50

Number made: Not available