This trader advert from June 1950
can hardly be described as modest, though I have to agree it is very
nice. Such accurate specifications as well with tuning to 2,142
metres! The portable season is the summer, when people bought more
radios to play outdoors.
'Portable' Season everybody's going to want this Philco Battery Portable
is Philco's latest contribution to the rapid Summer sales. It has
that 'buyable' look - and an unbeatable performance. Its smart, trim
lines in your window will bring the customers in. Its handiness,
exceptional sensitivity and fine tone quality will make them glad they
came. It's a portable that will make friends - and sales. B 2601 -
the year's most beautiful portable.
your order with your Philco distributor NOW. 4-valve
superhet in ivory polystyrene cabinet with leather carrying handle.
Tuning ranges: 1,000 to 2,142 metres; 187 to 555 metres. 5" P.M.
speaker. Separate all-dry batteries: 1.5 volts and 85.5 volts.
Weight (with batteries) 8½ lbs. Price
£13.18.7 tax paid and including batteries.
(great Britain) Limited, 92 New Cavendish Street, London W.1.