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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

Allwave Deluxe: Question regarding power supply variation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Feb 22, 2017. 12 Replies

My AW Deluxe has 9 tubes in the tuner section and 3 in the power supply / amp. It has the pedestal speaker.The power supply drawing showing one speaker is most like the PS I have. There are some…Continue

Tags: Deluxe, Allwave, Scott

Special connector or link used by Scott?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Liers Mar 25, 2015. 6 Replies

I am still replacing the capacitors in my BOL Philharmonic (1939). Usually I make a hook on the end of the new capacitor and do likewise with the lead from the old one to tie them together before…Continue

Tags: joint, solder, junction, connector

Philharmonic : motorboating and harmonics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Apr 1, 2015. 3 Replies

My Philharmonic is running since I installed a new voltage divider.I am still in the process of replacing capacitors. All power supply capacitors are replaced and about half of the receiver caps. The…Continue

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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



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


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…


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: …


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…


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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