Philips model V4A, 1936-37

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This basic radio was sold in various forms and markets. It was a low cost radio, yet offering a 200mm loudspeaker and 5 tubes. The V4A was the earliest version and was named 'Pionnier' in France, where this example originates. The V4A and later models were named 'Matador' in South America.

In Europe and South America, a model V6A was introduced in 1938, similar but for the addition of a tone control and the adoption of brown control knobs. Both models were also produced for rental purposes. The rental type V6A apparently also used white knobs.

The radio has no conventional metal chassis. The main components are mounted directly to the inside the Bakelite cabinet and interwired.