Philips Bakelite 122D radio

Made by Philips Industries Limited in Australia, Oceania, 1947.

This modified Philips radio receiver demonstrates the donor’s working transistor circuit design, their ability to adapt to new technology and its application to radio design. The new transistorised circuit was designed and built by David Hain and installed under old circuit chassis. This new circuit was integrated with the original speaker, tuning gang and volume controls.


Radio receiver, modified Philips 122D, Bakelite / glass / metal / electronic components / fabric, designed and made by Philips, Australia, 1947, circuit modified by David Hain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1970

Black Bakelite mantle radio with vertical white stripes on speaker grill fins, beige fabric covers the speaker. Frequency dial on top face of case has red backing and white needle. Two control knobs front lower left and right. Maker's label in red paper on back cover.


200 mm
275 mm
175 mm


Radio receiver originally designed and manufactured by Philips in 1947. Modified by David Hain to operate as electric cell powered portable transistor radio. New circuit designed and built by David Hain installed under old circuit chassis. New transistor circuit integrated with original speaker, tuning gang and volume controls.
Philips Industries Limited 1947


Gift of David W Hain, 2007
15 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Philips Bakelite 122D radio 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <>
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