Dating vintage radios
Original selling prices and production figures for each model made between 19 are taken from information given in model through the 1957 model year. The views expressed herein regarding the former Philco Corporation are the opinions of the Philco Radio Historical Society.
The normal way to identify a radio is by manufacturer and model number (for example, “Zenith 7G605″ or “Philco 42-350″).When using these illustrations for reference, please keep in mind that the colors may not be accurate in these illustrations.Please note that Philco did not manufacture radios for civilian use during 1943, 1944 or 1945. No part of this website, including text and/or pictures, may be used in any form without express written permission of the site owner.Pictures and information about specific model numbers can be found on the website
Look at antique radio reference books at your local library, bookstore or online to view information about Silvertone radios and view photos of antique Silvertones.Here’s how to go about identifying an antique or vintage radio, and then how to decide if it’s playable.