PHILCO MODEL 200 (1948)

The Philco model 200 was manufactured for Chas Begg & Co. Ltd by Dominion Radio and Electrical Corporation Ltd in 1948.

First of a series of three radios in this bakelite cabinet (200, 201 and 202).  Only two controls, while the 201 and 202 have three.

Be careful with the cabinet on this model, as they are very fragile.  Even back when they were new this must have been an issue as the following letter shows

Philco 200 201 202 Cabinets no longer available

Valves (5): 7A8, 14A7, 14B6, 50L6GT, 35Y4

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Very similar to the American Philco 48-200 with exactly the same valve lineup.  The US model is a transformerless series-string set and the NZ model 200 uses a 240V-110V step down transformer to allow for this.  Take care with this set, as negative is not connected to the chassis.

1948 Philco model 200 Chassis Information

1948 Philco model 200 Schematic