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Four valve AC radio for medium and long wave reception
Cabinet made of Slavonian oak, metal chassis underneath. The receiver was introduced in 1930, together with the Philips models 2531 and 2534. The Philips sets sold well. This set did not sell very well. About 3000 Hilversum 3 radios were made.
This radio was first sold through the Philips sales network. In the summer of 1930, the sales departments of Philips Eindhoven and NSF Hilversum were merged. This led to the dismissal of 65 NSF office workers.
Control panel from left to right: volume control, primary tuning, secondary tuning, feedback. The wavelength switch is situated on the right hand side of the receiver and is operated by a key that can also be used to switch the set off.
Data  
Serial number: 1433
Dimensions (whd): 38 19 31 cm
Made in: 1930
Purchased in: 2008
 
Valves  
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Circuit

What was broadcast in 1930?

 

Listen to "Somebody loves me" by the orchestra of Fletcher Henderson, with Rex Stewart (cnt), Russell Smith, Bobby Stark (tp), Jimmy Harrison, Claude Jones (tb), Benny Carter (cl as), Harvey Boone (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Fletcher Henderson (p), Clarence Holiday (bj g), John Kirby (b tu), Walter Johnson (d).
Recorded in New York, October 3, 1930

A view through the opened valve hatch on top of the receiver
The chassis of the radio (date stamp on one of the condenser blocks: September 16th, 1930)
The top of the metal chassis with the NSF logo and the name of the radio

Original key, needed to operate the radio (short/long/off)

Type plate

Advertisement in Twentsch Dagblad Tubantia, Februari 19,1931
 

This page was last edited on 08.12.2020