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McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Jul 26. 27 Replies

While we all love E.H. Scott products (me included!) I thought it would be interesting to document E.H. Scott's main competitor, McMurdo Silver.  A look at several McMurdo's starting with…Continue

ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: E.H. SCOTT AC-10

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron May 12. 47 Replies

This restoration topic will cover an electrical restoration of the rare E.H. Scott AC-10 radio set.  Prior to the chrome years, preceding sets including the AC-10 were offered through custom set…Continue

ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: All Wave 12 Deluxe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 16. 39 Replies

Hello all,I have started another E.H. Scott restoration and wanted to share my progress for those interested.  Pictured is an early version AW12 Deluxe with AVC (Wunderlich tube) housed in an early…Continue

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Thomas Day replied to Jon Ketron's discussion E.H. Scott Chatham Cabinet Restoration Completed
"That is beautiful. Sounds good too."
Aug 11
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Aug 11
Jon Ketron replied to mike hadley's discussion Mcmurdo silver masterpiece v
"Mike, Sounds like you have a bounty of issues at stake.  I will have that info and reference pictures to you Saturday or Sunday via email! Thanks, Jon"
Aug 8
Jon Ketron replied to Nicholas Orr's discussion Looking for a set of tweeters if anyone has some for sale
"To those whom may come across this topic: I do have the pair of genuine E.H. Scott AW-23 tweeters pictured above for sale.  I will match the price mentioned above, asking $1,000.  Please PM me if interested.  Jon"
Aug 8
Jon Ketron replied to Nicholas Orr's discussion Looking for a set of tweeters if anyone has some for sale
"Nicholas, Sounds good.  Good luck with your speaker repair! Jon"
Aug 8
Jon Ketron replied to Nathan Slingerland's discussion Nathan's Allwave Deluxe / Lido
"Nathan, Great job on your AW-12 restoration.  I am very impressed with your attention to detail.  Very impressive you took the time to make a new dial pointer.  It looks spot on to the original! Jon"
Aug 7
Jon Ketron replied to mike hadley's discussion Scott logo
"Mike, This sounds like a great project.  I too would be interested in purchasing reproductions if you decide to make a batch.  Scott, great repro's! Jon"
Aug 7
Jon Ketron replied to mike hadley's discussion Mcmurdo silver masterpiece v
"Mike, I have located all of my MPV literature for you.  I will send via email this weekend once scanned.  A majority of this scanned literature came from fellow collectors and friends in the past, whom I would like to thank again.  I…"
Aug 7
Jon Ketron replied to Nicholas Orr's discussion Looking for a set of tweeters if anyone has some for sale
"Nicholas, I have a fine pair of E.H. Scott AW-23 tweeters available for sale.  Speaker cones are mint, overall condition is excellent/near mint original condition.  Ready to plug and play.  Available for $1,200.00 plus…"
Aug 7
Jon Ketron replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Tom, Indeed Lincoln competed within this class of manufacturers.  I have serviced several 16-18 tube Midwest models including a 36-18.  I would agree from an electrical point of view Midwest was very innovative with their…"
Jul 26
Jon Ketron replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Thank you for your response Justin! Jon  "
Jul 26
Tom Harris replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Yes and Lincoln, who also competed in this class. Never personally seen one. I have a MidWest 36-18 which was a cheaper set, and it shows in the cabinetry, BUT electrically they were VERY advanced and work well. Kind of the poor cousin, but still…"
Jul 13
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Jul 5
J.N. Shetler replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"The open shunt winding issue occurs often with these speakers. If you do the math to calculate shunt current, you'll see the enamel wire gauge they used is too small. The speaker still will work with an open shunt winding; the magnetic field…"
Jul 1
Jon Ketron replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Dave, Thank you for inquiring further.  According to original literature a 6 amp fuse is utilized.  Someone had a 10 amp fuse in place previously! Jon"
Jun 30
David C. Poland replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Really - a 6 amp fuse? seems over sized. My 20 tube Scott Phantom using two  6L6's, two 5U4's and 200 watt power consumption calls for 3 amp fuse. My 30 tube Scott Philharmonic using two 5Z3's,four 6L6's and 300 watt power…"
Jun 30

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