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Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith May 13. 6 Replies

This coil winder is said to be an original tool from the Scott factory. It is interesting how almost  anything with the name E. H. Scott attached to it is offered at such a high price.…Continue

Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Willenborg Apr 8. 30 Replies

This ebay auction, ending in moments, is already bid up to $227.50 for a nice set of knobss for a Philharmonic. Wow…Continue

Apparently rare Scott Cathedral Console cabinet for sale in CT

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Mar 9. 20 Replies

I just noticed something that might interest someone on this site.It is a…Continue

Values for 2 can electrolytics in tuner chassis of AW 12 Deluxe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Mar 31, 2017. 7 Replies

I am working on my Scott AW 12 Deluxe.I need to identify the values of the electrolytic capacitors that are mounted on the tuner chassis. They are not marked with values but each one has a dot of…Continue

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Ken Carr liked Jon Ketron's discussion Allwave 15 in Tasman Cabinet Electrical Restoration
May 19
John T. Meredith replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"Nothing on the roof when I visited it.  It has been over twenty years ago.  --  John"
May 13
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"I am curious about the buyer myself..."
May 12
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"Bruce - Actually, Scott's office was on the 2nd floor, above the sales salon. He had some "listening tubes" installed so he could hear the sales people talking to the customers. He was quite particular about how the sets were…"
May 12
Y2K Bruce replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"Hi John-when you toured the old Scott factory was there really an office on the roof that was where Scott worked ? Google photos don't seem to show it."
May 11
John T. Meredith replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"I am always concerned when there is "private listing" on eBay.  I get the sense that someone is hiding something in these listing more than the bidders identity.  What I can tell about this coil winder is that the base appears…"
May 11
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"and there is a bid on it, even at that price. I have my suspicions about where this may have come from. An item like this, if it was really in the factory, would be a one of a kind item for the hard core types. The trouble is, it would be almost…"
May 7
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Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay

This coil winder is said to be an original tool from the Scott factory. It is interesting how almost  anything with the name E. H. Scott attached to it is offered at such a high price.https://www.ebay.com/itm/223503119530?See More
May 4
David Willenborg replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"Hello all, My Philly BOL was an early example according to Mr. King.  It has been about two decades since I gave Mr. King the serial number, and I believe he said it was made in the first quarter of 1938.  I got it from a family who had…"
Apr 8
Igor Golioto replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"Dial pointer, Scott Philharmonic, capacitor on chassis marked Aug 17 1937, the set has the two metal lever knobs.  The set came from the original home, original owners who were not "radio collector/restorers". Regards, Igor"
Mar 19
Angelo replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"My Philharmonic 30 Pointer dial; has 2 cast knobs that came with it ,and plastic knobs that slide on."
Mar 18
John T. Meredith replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"Hi Dave, Can you send me a copy of that 16 page brochure?  I do not think I have seen this one.  I have the SN for Dec 1937.  Or, can this brochure be added to the information archive? Cheers, John Meredith"
Mar 14
David C. Poland replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"I have seen only wood "S" knobs on the Super 12, Scott 14 tube Masterpiece, Phantom models and 1942 Scott Laureate. I have only seen the brown plastic on the  Scott 16 of 1937-8. I have or have had several of these models and seen a…"
Mar 14
Chris Wysong replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"This is a fascinating thread!  My AM/FM Philly appears totally original, even including toned knob escutcheons to match the darker wood. It has wood knobs, and the oval eye tube escutcheons. It makes me think Scott put on whatever the customer…"
Mar 14
Y2K Bruce replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"I just checked my other Philly a 9 knob BOM AM/FM. It has plastic knobs and 2 metal chicken heads. The chassis supposedly came out of the Scott sales showroom in Chicago so it may be original knobs but who knows. It does have the Stradivarius on the…"
Mar 14
Dave replied to Ken Carr's discussion Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)
"I’m standing behind my earlier thread. Most interesting are the years 37, 39. With onset of Philly, there were arguably carry over AW23s in 37, whether by option or typical mfg. attrition, different combos populated shafts. Based on…"
Mar 14

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At 6:01am on August 12, 2012, Ralph Kearton said…

Hi Ken, Thank you just back from vacation and thought i would reply

I was born just 200miles from Scott sometime later!

largely unknown in New Zealand out side of old radio circles

own a 800b chassis in very good order

know of less than 6 scotts in new zealand

Will get a few photos up soon

Thanks again

Ralph

 

At 10:41pm on January 14, 2014, Ron Ramirez said…

Hi Ken

Thanks for the note. Sorry for the late reply. I moved in October and haven't been on here until now. Regarding the Philharmonic speaker, I have done nothing to it so far. A collector I know swears by mineral oil on (dusted off) cones, but I have never used the stuff. Thanks for the kind words regarding the Philco book, I appreciate it.

At 12:24pm on January 15, 2014, Ron Ramirez said…

I would suggest gentle brushing of the cone with a small 100% Genuine Bristle paint brush.

At 5:53pm on January 18, 2015, Rocco John Wittwer said…

Hi Ken. Thanks for the welcoming !  I've posted several photos of my Scott radio set and I hope someone can identify what exactly I have here... and hopefully a rough idea what it's worth

Thanks again

Rocco

At 3:51pm on February 25, 2017, Ray Ruhlen said…

Born in Rhode Island, but have come a long way. Now living in Seattle, WA with my wife, Sharron, and two cats. Daughter lives a little north with her family and son lives in Hood River, Or with HIS family. Four grandchildren they keep us busy.

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Envelope for Allwave Deluxe Instructions

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 11:30am 4 Comments

I recently received the original envelope that the instruction manual for my AW Deluxe 12 came in. I have attached here a scan of the really neat cachet from the left side of the envelope.

Unfortunately there was no postal date stamp since a precancel stamp was…

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My Philharmonic featured on SWLing Blog Post

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 1:14pm 5 Comments

I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.

Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio. 

I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.

You can check it out at: …

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Replacing the 7 capacitors in the Bass Box

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

My Philharmonic had a number of problems when I first began to repair it. Once all the major problems were taken care of (thanks mostly due to several very helpful people on this forum) I finally got around to the nasty bits. There is rectangular box under the chassis which I think is called the Bass Boost Box. All seams are fully soldered together and the wires that leave it come out just one hole. It was recommended that I change out all of those capacitors. I saved that job for…

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WTWW Christmas Photograph

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 8:52pm 8 Comments

The shortwave station WTWW runs a Christmas event each year. They ask listeners to submit a photograph of the radio you are using while listening to Christmas music on their station. 

Last year I submitted a photo of a Zenith Trans-Oceanic I was using.

This year I took a photo of the Scott Philharmonic which I recently put back together and placed in my radio room so I can use it. My photo is below. ( the knobs are all wrong - someday I will find a set).…

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