"Rondo", a model from the 1936 "Symphonic series". Veneered cabinet with two brass grille bars and brown Bakelite escutcheon (hinged tuning scale that can be lifted forward (when in use) and backward). Made in the Philips factory in Leuven, Belgium. Licence S.E.M.-S.B.R. Brevet Philips.
Superheterodyne radio with signal strength tuning indicator, delayed automatic volume control, mechanical soundless tuning, variable band width combined with a variable tone filter, connections for gramophone and and extra loudspeaker. The radio can be used on a mains antenna. Soundless tuning is activated by lightly pressing the volume knob.
Receives on short wave (16.5-51 meters), medium wave (198-585 meters) and long wave (725-2000 meters).
This is the AU-version, prepared for DC.
Data Valves
Serial number: L3147
Dimensions (whd): 46 30 27 cm
Made in: 1936
Purchased in: 2004
Sold in: 2022
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What was broadcast in 1936?


Listen to "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" sung by Joseph Schmidt at the VARA Radio Summer Festival at the  Birkhoven racetrack near Amersfoort, recorded on July 5, 1936

Escutcheon tuning scale (can be moved up and down)

SEM-SBR licence sticker and type plate

Advertisement for the 695A, 1936

This page was last edited on 08.29.2022