In Bakelite cabinet. The knobs from
left to right: on/off/ volume control, tuning knob with
the wavelength switch behind it, reaction control.
The round celluloid tuning scale is
illuminated from above.
On the rear there are antenna and
ground connections and a selectivity control knob.
The station scale of the radio has two bands: short wave (15-50 meters)
and medium wave (250 to 550 meters).
Furthermore, the stations
Hilversum I and Hilversum II are shown on the scale.
The radio the has
appearance and technical design
of the tropical radios Philips
153A and 154A "Lido"
made in 1937
and 1938, but the radio is
unknown in this version so far.
It could be a
residual part of a series of
radios originally made for the
Dutch East-Indies (presumably a
Philips 154A), that because
WWII has not reached the
East-Indies and was subsequently
adapted for use in the
Netherlands with a medium
wave/shortwave coil can and a
new station scale.
(A type plate has
not been placed on the device).
The scale of a Philips
153A. In red (somewhat faded) the
indication 20-65 meters; in black 70-200 meters. The
Philips logo in black and red and the text "Philips
Radio". (picture Prayudi Wibowo).
The scale of the radio shown above. In the inner ring
the scale 250-550 meters and the names of the stations
Hilverum I and Hilversum II. In the outer ring the scale
15-50 meters. Below is
the Philips logo in black and red.