PHILIPS MODEL 405 (CIRCA 1950)

The Philips model 405 was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in about 1950.

6-valve broadcast band table radio

Note the neat little windows under each station name where the dial cursor can show through

An attempt on each version of the dial for this set (first two photos) has been made to separate Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin (1XX, 2XX, 3XX and 4XX respectively) stations on to their own lines - they almost succeeded.

Technical Information

Valves (6): EF41, ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, AZ41

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

The schematic is for the radiogram version, model 699.  Model 405 is identical except for R33, the pickup, gram motor and switch.

1950 Philips  model 405

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.