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1958/59 Philips L1G75/00L

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 (OC44, 2x OC45, 2x OC72, two unidentified)
Superheterodyne circuit, hand-wired chassis
Four 1.5v AA cells
Manufactured by Philips Great Britain

A true bright red cabinet, less common than the burgundy red cabinet found on several other "Fanette" models. The MW dial is calibrated in meters rather than kHz, and it also displays a number of MW broadcasters by name or location. Note that the British-made L1G75T, and possibly this model as well, is labeled not as a "Fanette" but as a "Personic" according to the service manual cover page shown below.

Two OC72 transistors (aluminum cans) are mounted on the top side of the circuit board, as well as three black Euro Common Type transistors — OC44 (Z2 kA), 2x OC45 (R2 kA). (The two transistors mounted on the underside of the circuit board can't be identified because one of the three speaker screws is frozen and won't give up for anything no matter how many days it soaks in WD-40, but a good guess is that it's a pair of OC71s.)

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


Philips L1G75/00L


Philips L1G75/00L


"Made in Great Britain" tag


radio data page for the British-made Philips L1G75T "Personic"


chassis underside — click on the photo for a larger image


chassis — click on the photo for a larger image —
note that a second tag on the chassis bears a made-in-Holland
type of model number, which appears to be L1X75T/15.S(?)

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