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Joseph W Strickland
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800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman S Braithwaite Nov 7. 7 Replies

Today I reached a milestone. I finished installing the 800B chassis set into the Metropolitan 16A cabinet I bought last year. I am slow as Christmas. The top of the cabinet had to be raised 1/2 inch…Continue

AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Webb Oct 27. 5 Replies

I just received word that an estate sale is being held. The name is Jerry Terry and the town isCenter Moriches, NY. (631) 727-8020. My friend who visited the estate sale said he thought the name of…Continue

Possible IF and Tube Can Replacements

Started Aug 5 0 Replies

I also subscribe to the Fun With Tubes group on Yahoo. One member there mentioned a company that makes extruded aluminum and stainless steel rectangular and circular cans. They offer a wide range of…Continue

AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph W Strickland May 8. 25 Replies

I am trying to help a friend who is working on a Philharmonic AM FM model. There are two bleeder resistors shown on the schematic of the tuner chassis. One has +250V on one end and multiple taps. The…Continue

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Norman S Braithwaite replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"I'm pretty sure the Telematic was developed and employed to upsell and market remote control Sixteens, Phantoms, and Philharmonics.  I would not be surprised if a very small number of Telematic chassis were built but none have been found…"
Nov 7
Jon Ketron replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"Joe, Thank you for sharing your service notes on the motor drive feature.  Very true about Capehart.  I had heard about the E.H. Scott Telematic model, very interesting concept.  I don't know if any exist today.  Could you…"
Nov 7
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"David; In looking at the information presented about the Telematic model I suspect it was intended for a custom installation in a home where it would be controlled from possible multiple room remote controls back to the Telematic which could be…"
Nov 6
David C. Poland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"these pre WW2 Scott models had an optional remote control available at extra cast - using the same rear pre set station housing on the back of the receiver. - Philharmonic, Sixteen and Phantom. However, no Scott Telematic  receivers (no dial,…"
Nov 6
mike hadley replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"Joe; Congratulations  on finishing your 800B, I have seen the progress and think that you have done an excellent job, you can't see the join on the cabinet, first class work, I'm glad that Mr Leo approves Mike"
Nov 6
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"Jon; One of  the electrical issues I had to deal with was that every time I pushed one of the push-buttons to select a station, it would blow a fuse whenever it landed on the spot set by the movable contacts on the back of the radio tuner…"
Nov 6
Jon Ketron replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet
"Joe, The end result looks excellent.  I have been following your restoration since last year.  Great work and congratulations! Jon"
Nov 6
Joseph W Strickland posted a discussion

800B Shoehorned into Metropolitan 16A Cabinet

Today I reached a milestone. I finished installing the 800B chassis set into the Metropolitan 16A cabinet I bought last year. I am slow as Christmas. The top of the cabinet had to be raised 1/2 inch using some Mahogany wood stock from Rockler Wood Working store. I stained the outer surface of those wood strips and used clear lacquer to put the finish on, then fastened everything back together using wood screws and glue in some spots.In the Metropolitan 16A application the FM IF/Audio…See More
Nov 5
Russ Webb replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available
"I would like to find another 510 amp/PS. I haver one already. Russ"
Oct 27
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available
"Scott; Sorry that I promoted false information! My friend called me back today and announced the same thing. The 510 series is not very desirable. Even an 800B or Metropolitan 16A would have been a better choice than a 510 model. Joe"
Oct 27
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available
"The estate guy called me back this morning.  He says it is a Scott 510 and not a Philharmonic.  No interest here. "
Oct 27
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available
"Well, I called and left a message.  Fingers crossed. "
Oct 26
Kent King replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available
"Way out on Long Island, but the price is right! "
Oct 26
Joseph W Strickland posted a discussion

AM SW FM Philharmonic in Cabinet available

I just received word that an estate sale is being held. The name is Jerry Terry and the town isCenter Moriches, NY. (631) 727-8020. My friend who visited the estate sale said he thought the name of the cabinet type was Adenauer or something similar. I do not see that cabinet type listed in the information I have at hand. This is a Pre-WWII receiver with the old FM band. The unit is said to go for $200 complete. This may make a good buy for someone near him.I have no direct knowledge of the…See More
Oct 26
Joseph W Strickland replied to mike hadley's discussion Philharmonic thank you
"Mike; Congratulations on your success with this excellent radio! I'm sure you will get the Low Wave band working too. There may not be much to listen to there, but you may find some government and amateur activity on that band. Have fun! Joe"
Sep 18
Joseph W Strickland posted a discussion

Possible IF and Tube Can Replacements

I also subscribe to the Fun With Tubes group on Yahoo. One member there mentioned a company that makes extruded aluminum and stainless steel rectangular and circular cans. They offer a wide range of OD's and heights that might make them useful to replace missing IF cans and tube shields in the Scott Radio Laboratories radios. See:…See More
Aug 5

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Text Background Color

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

I am wondering if there is any way to change the background color displayed with the text of posts by members. I have difficulty in reading the text with the gray background color. I have had cataract surgery and have to use a magnifying glass in order to read the posts. A white background makes it easy for me to read the posts without resorting to the magnifying glass. I was able to make this change on my personal page, but not here on the forum or blogs.

Joe

800B Schematics and Relay connection differences

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 10:40am 1 Comment

Overall E H Scott Co. did a great job of documenting the 800B model versions, however, there is one area where they seemed to go into uncharted territory. The labeling of the Jacks and Plugs on the two chassis tends to lead to confusion. Normal practice in the industry is to have J numbers coincide with their mating P numbers. In the case of the 800B: the P1 Receiver plug of the Receiver chassis mates with J3 of the Power Supply chassis; P2 audio plug of the radio chassis mates with J4 audio…

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First Introduction to E H Scott Receivers

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

My first exposure to E H Scott receivers was through a friend who had acquired an 800B which was not functional. I was working in consumer electronics repair at the time. He had been unsuccessful in finding anyone who could repair it in Dallas. I finally agreed to try. It turned out to only have a shorted bypass capacitor in the FM IF strip that took out a B+ isolation resistor. It played fine after parts were replaced. No tubes were at fault and were still working very well.

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