PHILCO 1201A 'BING CROSBY' (CIRCA 1948)

The Philco 1201A was manufactured for Chas Begg & Co. Ltd by Dominion Radio and Electrical Corporation Ltd in about 1948.

The Philco 1201A is an updated version of the 1201 table radiogram with 5-valve dual-wave radio.  Records are fed in through the front drawer and the player stops and starts automatically - quite an innovation for its time.

The only difference noticable between the earlier 1201 and this model is that the designers seem to have crammed more station names on the dial.

1948 Philco 1201A

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)

The valve lineup in the 1201A is similar to the US model 46-1201, only that model used a 50A5 and 35Y4, making the US model a series string set with no power transformer.  With double the mains voltage in NZ (230V compared to the US 117V) that isn't practical here, so a standard 6.3V heater lineup is used.

1948 Philco 1201A

Service information (Philco_-_model_1201A_radiogram_-_5V_DW_AC_-_1948_.pdf) here