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PHILIPS B3G63A

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  • Released September 1956
  • LW, MW and VHF wavebands
  • 7 Valves (two EF80's, ECH81, EF85, EABC80,
    EL84 and EZ80).
  • A.C. Mains
  • Original cost £23 10s
NOTES A fairly standard looking set, looks more like a Bush ! However, unlike Bush, it seems Philips couldn't give a stuff about servicing. Although the chassis is held in with only two screws, one of them is "conveniently" located behing the mains transformer. Having scoured the local tool shops for something suitable, it seems I'm going to have to make a special tool to shift it.
SERVICE DATA I got some trader service sheets at the same auction, which included the sheet for this set (#1374).
CURRENT STATE Very dull and grubby, but its bakelite so a wash in some soapy water, maybe a brisk wipe with some Brasso and it'll shine once again. The chassis is particularly clean, with no sign of electrical disasters (other than those horrid black caps that Philips loved so much).
WHERE FOUND Jan 2002 Radiophile auction at Wetwood for £6.

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