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Scott Special available

Started Mar 31, 2017 0 Replies

I am assisting another individual in helping sell a Scott Special Communications Receiver. It is on a custom built rolling stand, with the original speaker and amplifier. Based on the serial number,…Continue

Philosophical Debate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Mar 17, 2017. 15 Replies

I bought a World Record Super 9 at the Estes auction last weekend (photos attached). This is supposed to be the set described in the March 1927 issue of Citizen's Radio Callbook. I say supposed to be…Continue

Scott Masterpiece alignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Feb 9, 2017. 4 Replies

Small puzzler this evening...I am aligning a Scott Masterpiece that I just overhauled. The set plays well, and all the tuning adjustments went "by the book" except for one: the 1st IF, under the…Continue

2017 begins with our 500th member!

Started Jan 2, 2017 0 Replies

The request arrived yesterday (1/1), but I didn't get it until this morning...1/1/17 saw our 500th member join the group! I hope this is a good omen for 2017 and the future of the group. Thanks to…Continue

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Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Got it, thanks!"
Fran Mayer replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"The serial # on my AW 23 7 knob - A-741"
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion Philly panel drilling
"And I found the Scott diagram and added it to the folder as well. Kent"
Apr 22
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion Philly panel drilling
"Scott -  I added the revised file to the Philharmonic sets folder, thanks for creating that. I think Scott had a diagram too, but I've got to dig through my odd materials to see if i can find it. Kent"
Apr 22
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Actually, I have never had to replace one of those units. I'm not saying they won't go bad, just that in all the Scott's I've restored, I've left them alone and had no problem with the set. Kent"
Apr 19
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi Kent, A couple more serial numbers for you. One you may already have. I bought a pointer dial Philharmonic from Merle Jones in Sacramento, California. It is BB-128. I also picked up an AM/FM Philharmonic, sans cabinet, in Portland, Oregon, on…"
Apr 16
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion new philly
"Here are a few images of the tuning eye bracket:"
Apr 16
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion new philly
"FYI...I still have a few reproduction metal "bat handle" knobs as Scott pictured. When EHSHS repro'ed the bandswitch dial, we made a smaller number of the Philharmonic style knobs too. I don't have many of them. All proceeds go…"
Apr 16
Kent King replied to Dave's discussion High Fidelity System
"Both Philly's and Phantom's have the "4 unit" speaker system using a crossover in conjunction with a 12 or 15 inch mounted speaker and two PM tweeters. Largely produced for the FM sets, I have an FM Philly with this same setup.…"
Mar 28
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Very nice job! That amp cleaned up better than I thought it would based on the beginning picture. The Sixteen is a nice sounding set when working well, you will not be disappointed. Kent"
Mar 24
Kent King replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Identity of orphan Scott speaker?
"I can help with this, as I've got a couple of these. I have found this speaker used with the post-war Export receiver, although the Jones connector is a bit unusual and might be added. It is definitely a 1940s era Scott speaker, not…"
Mar 15
Scott Seickel replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, do you have KK-71, a dial pointer Philharmonic?  I am thinking it is a late dial pointer as the 4uF quad is in a tubular can as opposed to the rectangular box of the earlier ones, and it is definitely factory. "
Mar 13
Kent King posted an event

SFO Airport Radio Display at San Francisco Airport - Terminal 3

March 10, 2018 at 6pm to September 10, 2018 at 7pm
From now until Sep, there is a radio display in the SFO airport. I know there is a Scott and a McMurdo Silver set on display, as well as many others. If you happen to get to SFO or are passing through, it will be worth a look. I would appreciate any pictures of the Scott or M-S sets on display.See More
Mar 8
Kent King replied to Jos Callinet's discussion SCOTT PHILHARMONIC MODEL XXX - Serial No. D-751 = MUST TEAR DOWN TO FRAME TO RE-CHROME CHASSIS
"Jos - This thread has taken on many interesting sub-topics along the way. When restoring a set, there are many thoughts on originality vs. ideal operation. Some comments in this thread have addressed circuit modifications to enhance performance. It…"
Feb 28
Kent King replied to John De Wit's discussion Scott Speaker
"John - If you can, please post a picture. If you have a 12 in Magnavox speaker with the Scott 7-pin connector, you most likely have an AW23 speaker. If so, it will not substitute directly to the Philharmonic.  Unfortunately, finding the Scott…"
Feb 28
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"19 AW27 sets is correct. I can't really break them out easily as they occur randomly through the  A, T, U X, Y and Z prefixes. There are two complete original Quaranta sets, there is the one Jaques Dubois built back in the 90s using…"
Feb 23

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Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:04am 1 Comment

I've spent several days working on a particularly difficult chassis and learned something I thought I'd share. First, here is what I had to start with: A nice single chassis Super XII. The IF aligned beautifully, and the 3 SW bands also aligned "by the book". The set sounded great on any SW band, AM was basically dead. There are only 3 things that are AM only, so I verified each coil. While checking continuity on the oscillator coil, I happened to notice that the 1K resistor seemed to move a…


Super XII Restoration

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:48pm 8 Comments

A Fast Tour


The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:


And underneath we have:…


Shield Grid 9 SW coils

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:03pm 1 Comment

Scott made plug-in SW coils for the Shield Grid 9. I'm researching them a bit and I could use more data points. If ANY of you have some of the SG9 SW coils, please contact me. I've got a few questions for you. Thanks!

AW 23 help needed

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 9:49am 10 Comments

Ok I have an AW 23 that I fully restored about 4-5 years ago. Played great. For lots of reasons, it hasn't been run much since then. I ran it up on the Variac this weekend, and here's what happened: AM and first SW band are dead, and the osc VR tubes don't light. On SW2 and SW3, osc VR lights up and the set plays great. Good audio on the phono input too.

So I take the tuner apart and check the osc circuit. The grid resistor is significantly off value, so I replace it. Clean…


Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 4:54pm on March 3, 2010, Merle Jones said…
Hello Kent, long time since we've last spoke. Thanks for the invite. I look forward to conversing with you and all the other Scott collectors and seeing their nice radios. -Merle
At 6:34pm on May 23, 2011, Thomas Day said…


In a post you mentioned having a check list for the allwave 23. Is there a link to that here?

Having a new transformer made and want to be sure everything else is good. The power supply had been re capped at some point. Haven't looked at the main chassis yet except to determine that it needed one tube which I have replaced. I have the operation and service manuals coming from Great Northern.



At 10:20pm on April 1, 2012, Renee A. Zeller said…

Kent.....thank you..... I would love more information on the Sheraton cabinet with a Laureate chassis  - if you could provide some PDF's that would be wonderful.  This has been sitting in the corner of my Great Grandfathers cabin ever since I was young.....I never realized what it was until last summer when I uncovered it and looked at it....but I finally took some pictures so I could ask about it.  Thank you again for your time.....I may bug you again with a few more questions when I take a look at it closer this Spring when I am up North at the cabin!  Renee:).   If you'd like to email the PDF's my e-mail is   Thanks:)

At 11:35am on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Kent, got a quick question.  In photos 19 thru 24 of your photos, what is that device?  I have something like that has either 5 or 6 of those tubes.



At 4:05pm on December 28, 2012, Kent King said…

That is the Scott FM changes 88-108 FM down to 42-50 so that the older FM tuners could receive the modern band established post-war. The 717A tubes are used in a number of higher frequency applications. If your device has 5 or 6 of them, it could be most anything....

At 7:46pm on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…


I'll have to dig it out of the garage tomorrow.  Maybe I can find out more info from google, now what I know it is.


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At 8:23pm on March 2, 2013, Steve Boracchia said…

Hi Kent,

I am not sure what to do with this one.  I thought I may be able
to strip it and re-crome, but that would stretch my abilities quite a bit. 
I'm sure I  could get it to work if it was just a re-capp and resistor/coil
check, its not so difficult electrically. All the parts are there. The cabinet is nice, the original owner stripped it so it just needs a refinish.  I really don’t want to pay
much for a good chassis, so I am not sure what to do.  I'll have to check
the serial number and get back to you.


At 7:49am on March 4, 2013, Kent King said…

Steve -

I would like the serial number for my research. Actually, rechroming a 23 will probably cost as much (if not more) than locating a nice it you want to get it operating, I'd say "Go for it". You are right, even if it isn't pretty, you will be able to make it play, and it will sound great. It's worth the effort! If you need anything along the way, just ask, folks here are always glad to help!


At 8:38am on December 28, 2013, Darrell Schneider said…

Hi Kent,

Working on pics and serial #'s, but what is meant by the term "Serbs"?

Thanks, Darrell

At 6:33pm on November 19, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…


I have been cleaning up the schematic for the early (Feb. 1946) schematics for the 800B. Here are those two pages. I am working on another page that combines the radio tuner circuit and the electric tuning circuit on one page. The paper size is printable on 11 X 17 inch paper for the two files included here.




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