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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:17:12 AM on 31 October 2009.
Ben Dijkman's Gravatar
 Location: Hellendoorn, NL
 Member since 30 October 2009
 Member #: 571
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Hello, I'm Ben Dijkman from Holland.
A dutch member give me a link to this Vintage radio website becouse I was looking for information about a Australian philips
type 2262.It seems to be a verry rear radio in Holland.
Anyway:I know some Australian radiofriends, becouse I make new parts for radio's .Specially for philips radio's.
Backboards, dails, knobs, speakercloth ect .
I hope to visit this site often, to help one and other.
I collect philips radio's:The more strange(shape) the more I like them.

Best reagards,
Ben Dijkman

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:11:56 AM on 31 October 2009.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6585

G'day Ben,

Because Philips had the habit of manufacturing in so many countries around the world at the time, they had the opportunity that no other company had - make radios that have much the same appearance in each market but localise them. One such model was the famous 2262 you speak about, and the earlier Theatrette.

In the pictures below is my Model 2262, made in 1940, noting the all-states tuning dial containing the call signs of all radio stations broadcasting in Australia at the time and the ARTS&P label, known as a licence transfer in Australia although this is a misnomer because the transfer is in place to recognise that the radio was manufactured using technologies protected by a list of patents in force in Australia at the time and the reference to the requirement that the owner obtain a listener's licence is added at the bottom of the transfer simply as a reminder to the owner of the set.

This set contains seven valves, including a magic eye, a six inch loudspeaker and gives good performance for a set that is almost 70 years old and was an up-market model for the time.

Philips Radioplayer Model 2262

Philips Radioplayer Model 2262

Philips Radioplayer Model 2262
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The Philips Radioplayer, Model 2262 from 1940.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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