Philips combined television and radio receiver, type 663A, 1948.
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Internal view showing workings of this 12 inch combined television and radio console. The Philips Company was founded by a Dutchman, Gerard Philips, in 1891 to manufacture lightbulbs. In the early 1900s the company expanded its research into other areas of electronics, including the development of radio, and later television.