Portable battery receiver
In wooden cabinet, covered with brown pegamoid plastic with wood grain motif. This is the first portable radio that Philips introduced after WWII. The radio was called "Picnic" in advertisements.
The knobs from left to right: on/off/volume, wavelength switch, tuning.
The receiver has a frame antenna, but and external antenna and earth can be connected as well. There are three ranges, short wave: 16-51 meters, medium wave: 200-550 meters and long wave: 750-2000 meters. the intermediate frequency is 452 kHz. The loudspeaker is a Philips 9728, diameter 17 cm.
The radio is powered by two batteries: a 1.5 volt filament battery (AD14) and a 90 volt B battery (B126). There are models with two 45 volt B batteries (B104) as well.
The original price was f 195,-. The full model number is LX318B/07. It was available in various colours.
Data Valves  
Serial number: E42607E
Dimensions: 35.7 x 25 x 14.8 cm
Made in: 1949
Purchased in: 2020
Sold in: 2022
Weight: 4.4 kg (6.5 with batteries)
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What was broadcast in 1952?


Listen to "Undecided" played by Erroll Garner, recorded in 1949

At the bottom and on the right there is room for the batteries.

Advertisement in a French magazine

  Article in Leeuwarder Courant, June 10, 1949
Article in Nieuwsblad voor Sumatra, June 24, 1949

This page was last updated on 01.09.2022