Fifties Friday: Philips electronics in the 1950s

Fifties Friday: Philips electronics in the 1950s

img. Transistor radio “PHILIPS”, CC-BY via Europeana.

From the curatorial effort of the EU project 1950s in Europe Kaleidoscope, every week on Friday there’s a new set of carefully selected photographs to be explored on the project’s website.

Today we present “Philips electronics in the 1950s”.

Founded in 1891 by Dutch industrialist Gerard Philips, the Philips corporation has grown into – and continues to exist as – a multinational focused on electronics, healthcare and lighting. The 1950s were a time of expansion for the company, which started selling television sets and established Philips Records. Lamps, razors, radios and gramophones: these gems of industrial heritage are bound to tickle the taste buds of vintage aficionados! Discover more on, or remix into your very own WITH collection.


Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2017/1568496
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