Philco Model 570 Grandfather Clock Radio (1931)
Philco Model 570 Grandfather Clock Radio Clock-Face
The Philco model 570 grandfather
clock radio was, as best  as I can tell
from early Philco advertising, intro-
duced in November of 1931, just in
time for Christmas. It was especially
heavily advertised during December,
when it (along with each of Philco's
other offerings) was suggested as
"the gift supreme". It was described as
"authentic reproduction of a fine old
grandfather's clock
" and also as an
"exceptionally beautiful model, designed
as a piece of furniture

The cabinet was advertised as being
designed on famous colonial lines" and
was offered in either a hand-rubbed
brown mahogany finish, or in black
American walnut with a special satin
finish. Both had a "
carved maple scroll
. My set has the mahogany finish.

The 570's list price for Christmas of
1931 was $89.50, complete with

The model 570 incorporates Philco's  
Balanced Superheterodyne
chassis, also used in the
model 70
Baby Grand. Like my model 70, this
radio has the type I chassis, without
The gift supreme!...exceptionally beautiful model, designed as a piece
of furniture.
..stands 5' 11" high.
The newest radio! A Grandfather Electric Clock, combined with a
Philco 7-tube superhet.
Philco 570 Grandfather Clock Radio (1931)
Dec 13th 1931, San Antonio Tx