PHILCO MODEL 1201 'BING CROSBY' (CIRCA 1947)

The Philco model 1201 was manufactured for Chas Begg & Co. Ltd by Dominion Radio and Electrical Corporation Ltd in about 1947.

The Philco 1201 is a table radiogram with 5-valve dual-wave radio that Philco NZ introduced in late 1947.  Based on the Philco USA model 46-1201 which, unusually for a US model, ran for 2 years rather than the usual one - although it had a raft of different changes in that two year period.  The only real visual difference between the US and NZ model was the dial / control area.

The player mechanism is unusual, records are fed in through the front drawer and the player starts (and stops) automatically - quite an innovation for its time.

1948 Philco model 1201

Valves (5): 7Q7, 6U7G, 7B6, 6V6GT, 7Y4

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1948 Philco model 1201 schematic