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 Nice looking Philips Type 235 mantel
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:26:52 PM on 22 September 2018.
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 Location: Bendigo, VIC.
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Along with Astor portable I picked this up as well.

What drew me to it was it's size, pristine condition and lack of fluff etc inside. It also appeared to come without a back as it didn't have one and I can't see any accommodation to take one.

The guy assured that it does work, and happily he is correct.

I guess all I really need to know is when was it made?

Philips Model 235 Valve Radio
Philips Model 235 Valve Radio
Philips Model 235 Valve Radio

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:09:40 PM on 24 September 2018.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:59:04 PM on 24 September 2018.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Can't quite make out the valve lineup. If you let us know that we can probably identify the chassis, or a near relative.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:11:31 AM on 25 September 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Made in or for New Zealand.

Valve line up looks like ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41 & EZ40 (all Rimlock types).

Probably early 1950's at a guess.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:54:00 PM on 25 September 2018.
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The rimlock types were popular in New Zealand radios, much less so here.

The dial has NZ stations, so it makes sense.

If it had a back, it would have metal clips that fit onto the rounded extrusions at the top (2), bottom (2), and one on each side. The metal clip has a screw hole facing the back.

The little Philips emblem needs to be straightened up.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:36:57 PM on 25 September 2018.
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 Location: Mount Cotton, QLD
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Should clean up well Nemo Approve

Click the link below to for a photo of the clips that hold the back on, if there was ever one fitted to your radio of course. I tried to get one to no avail.


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