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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

For those fortunate to possess the remote control hand unit, some questions. Are the buttons “positive” ie as an on/off switch, momentary ie you hold choice down till motor tunes, or electrodynamic ie press and release ? 

Further, are there any inherent problems (contacts etc), with the hand held device ?

I’m on the hunt to acquire the above for my 39 AM BOL. 

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The push buttons are momentary contact and must be held down until the station has been reached.  The remote keyboard is not designed to be a hand held device, but a stationary chairside device to be placed on an end table.  The contacts seem to hold up well but will require a cleaning before being placed in operation.  Although having the same appearance, the remote keyboard for the 800B is not electrically equivalent to the remote keyboard for the pre-war Scott receivers.  The 800B version included two common lines for the purpose of switching between AM and FM.  The pre-war remote keyboards had a single common line.  The 800B version can be modified to work with the pre-war versions but the converse is not easy.  The remote keyboard in the image you posted is for an 800B (vinyl insulated wires).

Norman

Just what I suspected Norm, good eye on the vinyl coated wire. Suspect they’re silver coated contacts as with most momentary devices, very careful cleaning indeed.

This should be the prewar 

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Dave said:

Just what I suspected Norm, good eye on the vinyl coated wire. Suspect they’re silver coated contacts as with most momentary devices, very careful cleaning indeed.

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