PHILIPS FZ866A 'STOCKHOLM MKI' (1956)

The Philips FZ866A was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1956.

7-valve radiogram, fully automatic turntable.  Bandspread band.

Most likely the MK1 variant, confirmation required.  Swedish styling.

1956 Philips FZ866A

Technical Information

Valves (7): ECH81, EBF80, ECC83, EL84, EL84, EZ81

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 3

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

1956 Philips FZ866A

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.