The Philco Alabama was manufactured for Chas Begg & Co. Ltd by Dominion Radio and Electrical Corporation Ltd in 1956, it was in production for 7 years.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

The Philco Alamaba is a 5-valve mantle set available in ivory, grey, green, blue, red and brown.

Almost identical to the Majestic set that replaced it after Philco disappeared as a brand in New Zealand (following Philco USA being taken over by Ford), and almost identical to the La Gloria Imp (with a slightly different cabinet and dial)

Technical Information

Valves (5):
Early: ECH81, EF89, 6AT6, 6BV7, EZ80
Late: ECH81, EF89, EBC91, EL84, EZ80

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Used in the La Gloria Imp, Majestic Mantle and Philco Alabama

Early schematic

1956 La Gloria Imp

Later schematic

La Gloria Imp / Majestic Mantle / Philco Alabama Schematic

Other documented models using this chassis (3 in total)

1956 La Gloria model Imp
1962 Majestic Mantle