PHILIPS MODEL 602 (1949)

The Philips model 602 was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1949.

The top Philips model for 1949: 8 valve plus magic eye tuning, 5-band radiogram.

1949 Philips  model 602
Bay of Plenty Beacon, 26th July 1950

Technical Information

Valves (8 + magic eye): EF39, ECH35, EF39, EBC33, EBC33, EL33, EL33, 25Z6 and EM34 Magic Eye

Frequency Bands: 5

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

Power supply on separate chassis.  Intermediate Frequency not stated, but probably 455kc/s as this was the common Philips IF around this time.

1949 Philips  model 602

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.