PHILIPS 210A (1950)

The Philips 210A was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1950.

Dual-wave 5-valve radio.  Very similar to the model 210. 

Cabinet used across a range of models both Philips and Mullard

Technical Information

Valves (5):
Model 210: ECH42, EAF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40
Model 210A: ECH42, EAF42, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

Model 210V is a vibrator supply version, notes for this on the schematic.

Model 210A appears to be a slight variation using an EAF42 in place of the EAF41 and has smaller coil cans - see note below for Mullard model

1950 Philips NZ model 210 and 210V Schematic

General Construction Notes for Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd:

Model codes are explained on the Philips brand page.  Philips early-mid century were probably the Google of their time - they had branches in many countries and a global brand that everyone knew - and were apparently happy to let engineers come up with new ideas and implement them.  Construction is often overly complex but very well engineered - although repairs can also take a complex path.  They used time-in-motion studies to find the most cost effective way to asemble sets and sometimes this means repairs can be nightmarish (if you've ever worked on a V7A Theaterette this will be all too aparent).  U suffix model numbers are transformerless (hot chassis) sets and great care should be taken, or the sets avoided altogether.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1950 Philips model 210