Philips Valve Radio

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Size (WxDxH): 11.25 x 7 x 7 inches
Material: Assorted Materials
Period: 1950s
Origin: Holland


This is a Philips valve radio - BX316U - from the 1950s, made in Holland. There is a Bakelite front panel in front of the speaker. In working order, short wave/ am with replacement cord.
The Philips Company was founded in 1891, by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips. Frederik, a banker based in Zaltbommel, financed the purchase and setup of an empty factory building in Eindhoven, where the company started the production of carbon-filament lamps and other electro-technical products in 1892. This first factory has since been adapted and is used as a museum.