PHILCO MODEL 201 (1949)

The Philco model 201 was manufactured for Chas Begg & Co. Ltd by Dominion Radio and Electrical Corporation Ltd in 1949.

Second in a series of three radios produced by Philco in this cabinet - the 200, 201 and 202.  This model is noted in service details as using the same cabinet as the previous model (200) but with a redesigned chassis resulting in improved performance and tonal quality.  This wording is almost identical in the 202's service information referring to the 201.

Note the 201 has three controls, while the previous model, the 200, had only two.

There is also a timber cabinet - although its not known at this time if that was a factory option or something created to rehome a damaged bakelite model.

The bakelite cabinet was ornate, but also quite fragile and its common to find them today with smashed grills... this was obviously also common back when they were new - with a letter dated 11 July 1956 from the service manager at DRECO announcing with regret that stocks of the 200, 201 and 202 cabinet were fully exhausted.

Technical Information

Valves (5): 6J8G, 78 or 6U7G, 7C6, 7C5, 6X5GT

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

1949 Philco model 201 Chassis Notes

1949 Philco model 201 Schematic