Mel and I recently picked this little fella up and love it! It has such cool styling and real genuine top grade cow hide. This is the first truly portable transistor television!
They came in two colors, black and tan. The black seems to be more desirable but I like the tan.
Ours fired up just fine. The great thing is that since it is a transistor television you don’t have to be afraid to plug it in even if it has sat a while.
We are soo happy that all the knobs, hood and antenna are all there. Unfortunately, you find these without the hood pretty regularly. The leather on this unit is very clean without much wear.
The screen you see is a reflection of a smaller screen below the visible screen. I don’t have a converter hooked up right now so all you see is static.
Here is a great commercial and some ads…
My father passed and has one of these. It is in pristine condition, other than the tip of the antenna which is broken off. Still comes on. We would like to know the value and where we might be able to sell. Thank you for any help you can give. I remember him telling me when I was a little girl that it was the first battery powered tv. His dad owned a furniture store which sold Philco products, so he was able to get one. It has been sitting in an air conidtioned smoke free home.