PHILIPS MODEL 596 (1946)

The Philips model 596 was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1946.

8 valve plus magic eye tuning, all-wave table radio.

1946 Philips  model 596
GISBORNE HERALD, 1 JUNE 1946

1946 Philips  model 596
ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, 19 JUNE 1947

Technical Information

Valves (8 + magic eye): EF39, ECH35, EF39, EBC33, EBC33, EL33, EL33, 25Z6GT and 6U5 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 3

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

1946 Philips  model 596

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.