In black, crackle painted metal housing
with two black Bakelite side panels and Bakelite knobs.
The technical design is by
Numans.The device was
mainly made for use in the former Dutch East Indies, but
it was also used in other tropical areas. In the former
Dutch East Indies, Dutch stations like the P.C.J.(31.4 meters)
and PHOHI, Philips Omroep Holland IndiŽ) (16.8 meters) could be received.
short wave transmitter: Philips Omroep Holland-IndiŽ.
Transmitter buildings and antenna masts. Huizen,
The Netherlands, 1928.
The design of the radio
is by ir. Louis Kalff.The style is
In the left side are
the knobs for tuning and fine tuning and for
volume/selectivity.The tuning can
be read in the left window. The antenna socket is also on this side.On the right are the feedback knob and
the loudspeaker and headphone sockets.The degree of feedback
is visible in the right window.
A metal box with six
coils was delivered with the receiver (type 2803), which
reception range of 10 - 2400 meters. The radio is called
"shortwave receiver" in advertisements, but it is
actually a world receiver, given the large range.
There is a hatch between the
two tuning scales;
coil can be placed at that
Internally there is a connection
for a gramophone.
The power supply is provided
by a 4 volt battery, an anode battery or a battery
eliminator and a grid battery.When the Philips battery
eliminator 3003 is used, the grid battery can be
The Philips 2805 has another range:
The original price was f 270,- in the
Netherlands. In the Dutch East
Indies f 295,-. In Great Britain the price was