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1958 Philips Norelco L1X75T/54 / L1X75T/64RA

Micro-table / coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches / 168 x 89 x 35 mm
MW, seven transistors (2x OC71, 2x OC72, 2N218, 2N410, 2N412)
Superheterodyne circuit, hand-wired chassis
Four 1.5v AA cells
Manufactured by North American Philips Inc.

This was a Fanette model produced for the US and sold under the Norelco brand name that Philips would use for all its products marketed in the US in the 1950s and '60s. Unlike the standard Fanette models which all had brushed-aluminum speaker grilles, this Norelco model had a nickle-plated grille. The circuit components were hand-wired on a phenolic board.

Two OC71 transistors (T5 K9 black Euros) are mounted on the underside of the circuit board, and two OC72 transistors (U5K9 aluminum cans) and three other aluminum can transistors — 2x 2N410 (Q2748K), and 2N412 (T2748K) — are mounted on the top side of the circuit board.

And like several other Philips Fanettes sold outside of Holland, this set has two different model numbers and two different serial numbers stamped on separate tags on its chassis board (see the chassis photo below).

(For more info on the Philips Fanette radios, see my Philips Fanette page.)

1958 Philips Norelco L1X75T/54 / L1X75T/64RA

1958 Philips Norelco L1X75T/54 / L1X75T/64RA

chassis underside — click on the photo for a larger image

chassis — click on the photo for a larger image

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