IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Meet several Philco Fridge radios!
These radios were restored by one of our club members, Randy, who is a Philo collector. Pictured here are the Philco Model 42KR3, Philco Model 42KR5, Philco Model 41-KR, and Philco Model 42-22CL.
The Model 41-KR is a clock radio that was added to the Philco lineup in 1941. It was marketed as a kitchen radio and has an arched base to fit the top of a refrigerator of the era. It is a 5-tube superheterodyne circuit covering a tuning frequency range from 54 to 1600 KC; built in aerial, auto-matic volume control, Philco locktal tubes, and a beam power audio output stage.
The Model 42KR3, Model 42KR5, and Model 42-22CL are also clock radios that were added to the Philco line in 1942. The 42KR3 and the 42KR5 are 5-tube superheterodyne compact radios employing a built-in loop aerial. These models were also designed to fit on top of refrigerators of the era as kitchen clock radios. The 42-22CL is a wood table model clock radio with a dark stained finish. It is a 6-tube superheterodyne circuit with two tuning ranges covering standard, state and city police, aircraft and amateur broadcast frequencies, built-in loop aerial system, R.F. stage, beam power audio stage, automatic volume control, and Philco locktal tubes.
Radio courtesy of Randy, SPARK Vice-President
Information courtesy of Randy, SPARK Vice-President
Photos courtesy of Emily, SPARK Web Master
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