1960-1969 All USA Manufacturers
Model 4370 - Danish style mahogany wood cabinet. This 21" television was the last model offered in the innovative "Predicta" series. Released to the marketplace with little advertising (due to budget constraints), consequently, few were sold. The overall series of sets had reliability problems, foremost being the specially designed 'short-neck' picture tube.
Philco's earnings dropped from $335 million in 1950 to $2.3 million in 1960. Ford Motor Company was seeking the opportunity to buy a technically competent but financially ailing company, and on December 11, 1961 purchased Philco.
Here are the key dates and name changes for the Philco, Philco-Ford Corporation after that date:
See Nap Pepin's site on Philco Predicta restoration
Purchase New Reproduction Predicta TV sets from CB Electronics
Please visit: A Brief History of Philco by my friend and prior Ford co-worker Carlos Altgelt.
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