The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
I just got into this fascinating hobby. Just redid a couple of radios I grew up with - a Majestic 1941, and Philco Model14 - 1933, chassis only. Now working on a Philco 96, 1930. I decided I needed a real radio and found a Scott 16 in an Acousticraft cabinet. It's not in the greatest shape as there is a fair amount of chrome damage and it is missing a few parts. The receiver, power supply and speaker are intact and fairly unmolested, but I need knobs, the large dial pointer and a replacement plastic dial cover. Are there reproductions of these parts? Or, in particular, does anyone have a pointer they might want to sell? I guess I can live with non original knobs and I think I could vacuum form a new dial cover. I couldn't find anything at Radio Daze.
This project will be on the back burner for awhile, especially as I research dealing with the rust areas in the chrome. Not sure I want to completely strip the chassis and have it re-plated. I guess it depends on what it's value might be completely restored.
I've done a little research on the 16 in the forum's archives. I'm not really sure of what I've got. I don't know how popular the 16 was or how it performed compared to the other Scott models. Any input would be appreciated.
The tube shields are aluminum so I they will polish up. It's the coil shields that are chromed aluminum. They have some bubbles in the chrome that I was hoping to get rid of. I just don't dare take the chance getting them re-chromed with the aluminum being so thin. Someone would really have to know what they were doing.