**Cossor
Model Numbers.**

**Cossor model numbers are usually
3 or 4 digits long, After 1938 a series of 2 digit numbers were
created, the following does not apply to the 2 digit
numbers.**

**The model year is usually in the
number, but Cossor liked to mix it up a
bit!**

**Unless otherwise stated I will
refer to the Model year as opposed to the year of first
manufacture.**

**In general for earlier sets the
number will start with a 3 unless its an upmarket set or a
Radiogram (or they simply ran out of
numbers!).**

**So as an example the Cossor 375
is a 1937 model year first released in 1936. for the majority of
Cossor sets the numbering holds true right up until the
early 1950's.**

**Some model years however there
more than 10 sets released say 370 to 379, then they added a
4 ^{th} digit in general the first 2 digits are the model
year. Example 3764 a 1937 model year set first released in
1936.**

**Sometimes however there are gaps
with a model number having not been
used.**

**Special cases
1**

**Numbers beginning 5,6,7,8 that
are obviously 1930's sets not post war.**

**Here the model year is usually
the second 2 digits. Example models 535, 736 and 833 model years
1935, 1936 and 1933**
**respectively**

**Special cases
2**

**Numbers beginning 4 and 5 that
are obviously prewar with big oversize dials in striking
Walnut cases. These are 1938 model year sets released in 1937 and
are referred to in Cossor literature as the 48 and 58 series
chassis.**

**Special cases
3**

**There are some sets where there
no coherence to the numbering system and I will list all the
examples I am aware of here.**

**221, 1932
:**

**238,338,348 these three sets are
all in the 1937/8 Catalogue you can sort of see a pattern all
contain a 3 and an 8 but its not easy.**

**Then there's the 376B turns up in
1935 and 1936 very different cabinets pretty much the same chassis
and the Cossor Courier August 1936 pretends its an all new set,
very odd.**

**More examples to
follow**

**Cossor Model Numbers after Philips
took over Cossors domestic**
**Radio-TV**
**business.**

**Philips took over in 1958 and sets
built for the 1959 season the model numbers all
changed****.**

**Radios, radiograms, record players
and tape recorders now start with CR presumably Cossor
Radio.**

**This is then followed by a 4 digit
number.**

**There is then an option letter
usually a U, T or A.**

**T seems to stand for Transistor
with A standing for AC only and U AC/DC but this is not
confirmed.**

**As a rule of
thumb:**

**CR11** and CR12** are valve
radios**

**CR13** are transistor
radios**

**CR15** are
Radiograms**

**CR16** are Tape
recorders.**

**CR18** are portable record
players**

**occasionally**
**there**
**is a /01 or
similar notation when there is more than one version of
the**
**same**
**model.**

**Virtually all of these sets have
an**
**equivalent**
**Philips model, a Stella model or
both.**

**Cossor TV sets start with CT
followed by 4 digits. again there is almost always
a**
**corresponding**
**Philips Stella or
both.**

**CT17**, CT19** and
CT21****

**Cossor Pre-War TV
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**Cossor Post -War TV
sets**

**900 1946**

**914 1949**

**919 1950**

**924 1951**

933

**901 1947**

**916 1949**

**920 1950**

**925 1951**

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**902 1947**

**917 1949**

**923 1950**

**927**

**912 1948**

**918 1950**

**921 1951**

**930**

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