Superheterodyne AC/DC receiver
In dark brown Bakelite cabinet with white trim. The controls are on the sides. On the left side is the power switch with volume control; on the right side the tuning knob and wavelength switch. This radio was made in the Philips factory in Leuven, Belgium. The Philips 203U was the first radio in the Philetta series. It is an early version of this model; Later models have holes or (later) slots in the top of the cabinet. A sheet of tin foil is glued above the tubes on the inside of the cabinet.
With medium wave (192-575 meters) and long wave (708-1910 meters). The intermediate frequency is 452 kHz.
The scale is illuminated from above by a small neon bulb (Z10). The loudspeaker is a Philips 9668.
An antenna can be connected at the back. The metal back panel also serves as a plate antenna.
The original price in The Netherlands was Fl 79,-. The radio was introduced in April 1941.
Serial number: L51344
Dimensions (w × h × d): 24.7 × 16.5 × 13 cm
Made in: 1941
Purchased in: 2017
Weight: 2.7 kg
Voltages: 125, 220 volts ~ and -
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What was broadcast in 1941?


Listen to "Stop, it's wonderful", by the orchestra of Fud Candrix. Gene Kempf (b), Benny Pauwels, Bobby Naret, Fud Candrix, Victor "Vic" Ingeveldt (cl), Jeff De Boeck (d), André Mersch (g), Ivon De Bie (p), Benny Pauwels, Bobby Naret (as), Lou Logist, Victor "Vic" Ingeveldt (ts), Louis Melon, Nick Frérar (tb), Janot Morales, Lucien Devroye, Maurice Giegas (t). Recorded in Brussels, November 20, 1941


Back with back panel removed

Under-chassis view
Top view of the chassis

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Advertisement in newspaper Nieuwe Apeldoornsche Courant, April 2, 1941

  Advertisement in newspaper Haagsche Courant, April 11, 1941

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