Continental Mono Sets

Maarten (our continental sets expert) has advised the following:

“The TX, T4 and T8 are definitely foreign.  I’m not sure about the 3×0 series, it might be that one of those is an E1 chassis in disguise (I’m not so knowledgeable about British chassis).

Also, chassis were developed alongside each other in several factories around the world and produced in still other factories, adding some complexity to the situation.

The F-chassis series was of Dutch design (produced also in several other countries), as probably were the A series and the L series. The D and E series were German, the E1 being the successor to the hybrid D6N (however the E1 chassis was also produced in several other countries), the TX was Dutch originally but adopted by Taiwan (Taiwan existed up to 2006 when it was taken over by TPV and made mostly portable sets and later mostly computer monitors). The T series were Dutch and Italian. A slight problem with those chassis series, is that up to the F6 hybrid chassis, the name of the chassis often wasn’t mentioned in the service manual. I will see if I can produce a limited model to chassis list anyway.

At the same time, recently acquired factories still produced their own chassis for some time. I’m thinking of FIMI/Phonola in Italy and Pye in the UK. Phonola produced some models while Philips Monza produced other models that were sold alongside each other, apparently.”

CONTINENTAL MONOCHROME MODEL DIRECTORY

Maarten has started us off with the following data:

From one of the few pieces of documentation that mention chassis designations, a VCR-adapation bulletin for continental models (the numbers mentioned are partial, for example 680 applies to models such as X20T680).

430: T1? (19TX430AT the first transistor luggable).  Service Manual/Data available here (19TX430AT).
500-509: F2, F2A
510-519: P7
520: T2 (11LX520AT the first transistor portable)
522: B2 (11LX522A, a tube portable probably of German design, same chassis called S2-A in Sweden)
530-549: F2N
550-559: M2N
560-569: A9N
570-579: F2NN
600, 602-609: A10

601: Novak (X11T601 Belgian multi-standard transistor portable)
610-619: F4
631, 632, 634: F4B
640-649: F4N
650-652, 654-659: A11

653: Novak (X12T653 Belgian multi-standard transistor portable)
660, 661: F4NB
680-689: F6
690-699: A11
700: T3
703: D6N (X24T703)
710-719: F6B
720: A11
730-739: F6
740: T4
742: T5
750-759: F6N

A-chassis are probably all dual system 625/819
D-chassis were of German design and manufacture, only one model known for export but probably more existed.
F-chassis were the main series from the Netherlands, produced in Eindhoven and Brugge but elsewhere as well.
T-chassis are transistor portables, T3, T4 and T5 were designed and manufactured at Philips Monza.
The suffix B means Belgium (probably 625 lines only)
The suffix N indicates a newer version of the chassis. For example F6 has conventional tuning but F6N has varicap tuning.

This list covers chassis from around 1965 to around 1971. The E1 chassis was introduced around 1972. L-chassis probably were introduced around that time as well.

The A-chassis as well as the M2N chassis are multi-Belgium 625/819 lines.

Thanks to hans9001, the following information was found at:

http://www.nrhf.no/radiohistorie/tv_philips.php

The model numbers are in line with the continental numbering scheme.

From Maarten: “Models with letters TN or N..T in the model number were specified by the Norwegian sales organisation, so especially intended for the Norwegian market but they are most likely technically closely related to the corresponding TX models (same number having the same chassis). The model names are not so relevant in my opinion. They were different in every country and not all countries used them. I’ve seen model names in German and Italian models before, apparently they were also used in Norway.

Some Swedish models (TS or S..T) are also present in the list. They followed mostly the Swedish numbering scheme (which is different, just as it is different in colour TV) but chassis were generally based on the same design as other continental chassis.”

Philips s/hv-TV’er Philips apparatene ble montert hos A/S Radioindustri i Oslo.

NRHF doc.: P=produktark, S = skjema, M = manual (skjema, trimmeforskrift, komponentplassering e.t.c.)

Model Type Chassis CRT Year NRHF doc
11 LX 522A/04 Portarama Junior 11LX522A/04 A 28-13W 11″ 1965/66 P
11 TX 520AT Portarama Trans. 11LX520AT A 28-14W 11″ 1965/66
12 B 312 TS7 A 31-410W 12″ P
12 B 611 T8 A 31-410W 12″ P
12 TX 1501 TX-12 12VCUP4 12″ P
12 TX 2501 TX-2 12VCUP4 12″ P
14 B 413 TS-7 340AB4A 14″ P
14 B 614 T8-E A 34-500W 14″ P
14 B 814 T8-E A 34-500W 14″ P
14 TX 1504 TX-14 A 34-111W 14″ P
14 TX 2504 TX-2 A 34-111W 14″ P
14 TX 3504 TX-3 A 34-111W 14″ P
17 B 521 E1 A 44-120W 17″ P
17 B 620 E1 A 44-520W 17″ P
17 TN 180U-32 17TN180U A 43-80 (90) 17″ 1957 T+S
17 TN 210 A 17TN210A A 43-80 (90) 17″ 1959 T+S
17 TN 250A Revy 17TN250A AW 43-88 17″ 1959 T+S
17 TN 291A Revy 2 17TN291A AW 43-88 17″ 1960 T+S
19 TN 330A Optirama P1 AW 47-91 19″ 1961/62 P
19 TN 333A Optirama 2 P1 AW 47-91 19″ 1962/63 P
19 TN 340A/ 00 Minirama P4 19 CW P4 19″ 1963/64
19 TN 340A/ 01 Minirama P1A 19 CW P4 19″ 1963/64 P
19 TN 341A Optirama 3 P1A 19 CW P4 19″ 1963/64 P
19 TN 380A/00 Minirama 4 F2S/B A 47-11W 19″ 1966/67 P
19 TN 380A/01 Minirama 4 F2S/D A 47-11W 19″ 1966/67 P
19 TN 441A Minirama 2 19TN441A A 47-11W 19″ 1964/65 P
19 TX 430AT Portarama P1A A 47-11W 19″ 1964/65
19 TX 430AT Portarama 19TX430AT A 47-11W 19″ 1964/65
19 TX 501A/10 Minirama 3 19TX501A/10 A 47-11W 19″ 1965/66 P
20 B 341 E1 A 50-120W 20″ P
21 CN 250A Consolette 21TN250A AW 53-88 21″ 1959/60 P
21 CN 311A Viderama S8 AW 53-88 21″ 1961/62 P
21 CX 252A-40 Hollansk TV-consoll 21CX252A 21″ 1960 T+S
21 RN 250A Combinado 21TN250A AW 53-88 21″ 1959/60 P
21 TN 180U-32 17TN180U AW 53-80 21″ 1957 P
21 TN 210A 17TN210A AW 53-80 21″ 1959 P
21 TN 250A Panorama 21TN250A AW 53-88 21″ 1959 T+S
21 TN 290A Panorama 2 21TN210A AW 53-88 21″ 1960 T+S
23 CN 311A/00/ 01 Viderama S8 AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 CN 311A/02/ 03 Viderama S7B AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 CN 314A/00 Novorama S7B AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62
23 CN 314A/01 Novorama S8 AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 CN 345A Novorama 2 S8N A 59-11W 23″ 1962/63 P
23 CN 346A Viderama sjalusi S8N A 59-11W 23″ 1962/63 P
23 CN 356A Viderama 2 sjalusi S11N A 59-11W 23″ 1963/64 P
23 CN 366A Viderama 3 sjalusi S11N/1 A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65 P
23 CN 376A Viderama 4 sjalusi S17SA A 59-11W 23″ 1965/66 P
23 CN 386A Viderama 5 sjalusi F2S/D A 59-11W 23″ 1966/67 P
23 RN 311A Combinado 2 de Luxe S7 radio gram. AW 59-90 23″ 1960/61 P
23 RN 313A Combinado 3 de Luxe S8 radio gram. AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 RN 342A Combinado 4 de Luxe S8N radio gram. A 59-11W 23″ 1962/63 P
23 RN 352A Novorama FM S11N A 59-11W 23″ 1963/64 P
23 RN 362 A Combinado FM S11N/1radiogram. A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65 P
23 RN 374A Vistarama FM S17SB A 59-11W 23″ 1965/66 P
23 RN 382A Combinado F2S/E A 59-11W 23″ 1966/67 P
23 RN 384A/00/01 Vistarama FM F2S/E A 59-11W 23″ 1966/67 P
23 RN 385A Viderama FM F2S/D A 59-11W 23″ 1966/67 P
23 TN 290A Panorama 2 21TN210A AW 59-90 23″ 1960 T+S
23 TN 311A Panorama 3 S7B AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 TN 311A/ 01 Panorama 3 S7N AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62
23 TN 312A Vistarama S8 AW 59-90 23″ 1961/62 P
23 TN 343A Panorama 4 S8N A 59-11W 23″ 1962/63 P
23 TN 344A Vistarama 2 S8N A 59-11W 23″ 1962/63 P
23 TN 353A Panorama 5 S11 A 59-11W 23″ 1963/64 P
23 TN 354A Vistarama3 S11N A 59-11W 23″ 1963/64 P
23 TN 361A Panorama 6A S11N/1 A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65 P
23 TN 362A Combinado FM S11N/1 A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65
23 TN 363A Panorama 6 S16S el. S16SB A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65 P
23 TN 364A Vistarama 4 S11N/1 A 59-11W 23″ 1964/65 P
23 TN 373A Panorama 7 S17SA A 59-11W 23″ 1965/66 P
23 TN 383A Panorama 8 F2S/D A 59-11W 23″ 1966/67 P
24 B 360 E1 A 61-120W 24″ P
24 B 562 E1 A 61-520W 21″ P
24 B 562 E1 A 61-520W 21″ P
24 B 650 E1 A 61-520W 21″ P
24 B 650 E2 A 61-520W 21″ P
24 B 850 E2 A 61-520W 21″ P
24 TL 7524 L7 A 61-520W 21″ P
25 CN 376A Viderama 4 S17SA A 65-11W 25″ 1965/66 P
25 RN 371A Novorama FM S17SB A 65-11W 25″ 1965/66 P
25 RN 372A Combinado FM S17SA A 65-11W 25″ 1965/66
44 T 520 E1 A 44-520W 17″ P
61 T 361 E1 A 61-120W 24″ P
61 T 563 E1 A 61-520W 21″ P
9TC 2100 TC 2 9VATP4 9″ P
A17T750 Portarama 17″ F6N A 44-120W 17″ 1972/73 P
CS 2114 A E3A AW 53-88 21″ P
DX 51T103 F6 20″ P
N19T270 Minirama 5 F4S/B A 47-26W 19″ 1967/68
N19T471 Minirama de Luxe F4S/B A 47-26W 19″ 1967/68
N23T273 Panorama 9 F4S/B A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68
N23T283 Panorama 10 F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1968/69 P
N23T576 Viderama 6 F4S/D A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68
N23T586 Viderama 7 F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68 P
N23T674 Vistarama FM F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68
N23T775 Viderama FM F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68
N23T785 Viderama FM F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1968/69 P
N23T879 Combinado F4S/D A 59-23W 23″ 1967/68
N24T697 Vistarama FM F6/ X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1969/70 P
N24T798 Viderama FM F6N/ X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1969/70 P
S20T280 Minirama 6 F4S/B A 50-120W 20″ 1968/69
S20T301 Minirama X17T680 A 50-120W 20″ 1970/71 P
S20T310 Minirama 8 X17T680 A 50-120W 20″ 1971/72 P
S20T310/56/57 Minirama 8 F6N A 51-120W 20″ 1972/73
S20T481 Minirama de Luxe F4S/A A 50-120W 20″ 1968/69 P
S23T487 Vistarama F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1968/69 P
S23T687 Vistarama FM F4S/A A 59-23W 23″ 1968/69
S24T293 Panorama 11 F6/ X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1969/70
S24T304 Panorama de Luxe F6/ X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1970/71 P
S24T314 Panorama 12 F6/ X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1971/72 P
S24T314/53/54/55 Panorama 12 F6N A 61-120W 24″ 1972/73
S24T417 Vistarama X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1971/72 P
S24T417/53/55 Vistarama F6N A 61-120W 24″ 1972/73
S24T497 Vistarama X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1969/70 P
S24T596 Viderama 8 X17T680 A 61-120W 24″ 1969/70
TS 2330A TS2330A AW 59-91 23″ 1962 T+S
TX 1420 TX1420 MW 36-24 14″ 1953/54
TX 1720 TX1720 MW 43-43 17″ 1953/54
X09T741 Portarama 9″ X09T741 9APG4 9″ 1972/73 P
X12T700 Portarama Trans. X12T700 A 31-20W 12″ 1969/70 P
X12T740/17/19 Portarama 12″ T4 A 31-120W 12″ 1971/72 P
X12T740/98/99 Portarama 12″ T4 A 31-120W 12″ 1971/72 P
X17T680 Portarama 17″ F6/ X17T680 A 44-120W 17″ 1970/71 P

Philips s/hv-chassis:

E 1 M P 1A M T 4 M
E 1-M M P 4 M T 8 M
E 2 M S 7 M T 8-E M
E 3-A M S 7B M TC 2 M
F 2S/ B M S 8 M TS 7 M
F 2S/ D M S 8N M TX M
F 4S/ A M S 11 M TX 2 M
F 4S/ B M S 11N M TX 3 M
F 4S/ D M S 16S M TX 12 M
F 6 M S 16SB M TX 14 M
F 6N M S 17SA M
L 7

Further data will be forthcoming in due course.