The PHILCO MOD: ALFA is A portable B/W television from PHILCO in ORANGE RED cabinet color.
It has icorporated antenna 's and it can even powered by a 12Volt plug (I.E. in a CAR) or classic mains.Recently, it has become more popular than ever to watch TV in a car as the number of cars increases. In general, a storage battery of 12 volts is used in small cars while one of 24 volts is used in large cars so that there is a disadvantage that a separate power supply device is required for driving a TV set in compliance with the respective battery used in the car. The present invention relates to a power supply circuit of a television receiver used in an automobile, and in particular to a power supply circuit of a television receiver which enables two different voltages from two kinds of supply respectively mains at 220v and dc 12v.
It has 7 programs preselection with potentiometric keyboard for tuning search.The use of voltage-variable diode-capacitors, such as varactor diodes, permits the electronic tuning of radio receivers and television receivers by the use of DC control voltages; so that the tuning elements no longer need to be intimately associated with the tuner. Thus, the tuned circuits of the tv receivers may be located remotely from the devices used to provide the necessary DC tuning voltages. In addition, the compact size of the voltage-variable diode-capacitor tuning circuits makes it desirable to use such tuning circuits in many tv applications which formerly used mechanically adjusted variable capacitors or the like as the tuning elements.
To employ voltage-variable diode capacitors in pushbutton tvs, however, especially in multiband pushbutton tv sets , a problem exists in providing a "memory," so that operation of a pushbutton will provide consistent tuning of the tv receiver to the station which is to be selected by that pushbutton. In addition it is necessary to provide some means for providing the initial tuning of the tv receiver for each pushbutton location in a manner which is reliable and inexpensive.
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Philco, the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company (formerly known as the Spencer Company and later the Helios Electric Company), was a pioneer in early battery, radio, and television production as well as former employer of Philo Farnsworth, inventor of cathode ray tube television. It is currently a brand of Philips.
Philco's rise to the top of radio makers was an amazing feat. While other makers like Atwater-Kent, Zenith Electronics, RCA, and many now-forgotten others (Freshman Masterpiece, FADA Radio, AH Grebe, etc.) sold many battery-powered radios in the early 1920s, Philco made only batteries, "socket power" units, and battery chargers. With the invention of the rectifier tube, which allowed radios to be operated from the wall socket, Philco knew their business was doomed, and decided in 1926 to get into the booming radio business. By 1930 they would sell more radios than any other maker and hold that first place position for over 20 years.
Philco built many iconic radios and TV sets, including the classic cathedral-shaped wooden radio of the 1930s (aka the "Baby Grand"), and the very futuristic (in a 1950s sort of way) Predicta series of television receivers.
Philco started experimenting with television in the early 30s and financed for a while the experiments of Philo T. Farnsworth, considered by many as the “father of television.”An experimental TV station was licensed to Philco in 1931, one of the first all-electronic television ;
Today, the Philco brand name is carried by several different companies and holding groups throughout the world.