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1935 Philco model 630B superheterodyne Bluetooth radio with FM and Aux inputs.
1935 Philco model 620B Bluetooth radio with FM and Aux inputs. Cathedral/ Tombstone style.

Link to YouTube video or see below :
http://youtu.be/3oJWGTGuf-4

This radio is an American Art Deco Classic. This model was one of Philico's most popular models in 1935 but very few are still around.


TSF Vintage Radios 'Télégraphie sans fil' Bluetooth Conversion:

We take this vintage radios and give them life again. There are very few AM stations around so the use for a tube/valve AM radio is limited other than an amazing looking piece of furniture. Sadly this is not enough to save these classic and rare pieces of engineering and architecture. Many are lost and damaged beyond repair just sitting in barns and attics. Sadly some radios have their original electronics removed for Bluetooth conversions.

We install a modern Bluetooth sound system without removing any of the original radio so it is preserved for the future. There are a few compromises is saving the original radio but these trades are well worth it to save the radio's future as an antique. The radios we convert are a little heavier than a modern radio with new and old in the same case.

A new sound board has been fitted in front of the old speaker with two 15 watt mid/low frequency speakers and two high frequency speakers. The speakers are driven by a high fidelity dual channel amplifier coupled to the Bluetooth card and FM radio. Each speaker is individually driven through a frequency filtering system which filters the appropriate frequency to the speaker with the optimum performance in that range. This give excellent sound quality across all frequency ranges although keep in mind in can't compete against a system with a large separate bass speaker.

There is a Bluetooth control head mounted on the back panel of the radio with an aux input for USB, mini headphone jack or memory cards. The system also has a FM radio installed. All of this is controlled via remote. We mount the control head on the back of the radio as not to affect the vintage look of the radio but this does mean that to use the remote it must be held close to the back of the radio to work. The Bluetooth function is controlled though your computer devise and works up to 10 meters (30 feet) in any directions subject to obstructions.

The original on/off switch works to switch off power to the unit. This switch is located on the front of the radio. This switch also switchs on the dial back lighting which is LED and has been converted to low voltage along with the rest of the radio. An external power supply is included with the radio and is plugged into a port on the back left side of the radio. It works in all countries and is provided with the plug of your choice.

To get started just plug in the power supply, connect it to the radio, turn on the old power switch on the front, select Bluetooth mode, select the radio from your Bluetooth devise and enjoy!

line-in/AUX jack,
Bluetooth 3.0 connection, (works on all Bluetooth devices, 30+ feet away)
USB/MP3 player,
FM radio tuner.
Dimensions: 33 cm(13in) wide x 47 cm (18 in) high x 23 cm(9 in) depth

Case condition:

The case has signs of its age with some sun fading but after refurbishment it is in amazing condition as you can see from the pictures.

The History of this Radio:

The Philico company started in spring the of 1892. Thomas Spencer organized a small company in Philadelphia for the purpose of procucing carbon arc lamps and associated equipment. Initially it was called Spencer Company but in 1919 changed its name to Philico. By 1928 Philco had started manufacturing radios.
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