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Scott Special available

Started Mar 31 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. 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. 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!

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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 Ben Hase's discussion Need Help Identifying E.H. Scott Amp/PS Chassis
"Ben - That is a possibility. I have seen one or two very late Philharmonic sets with a similar amplifier. Since it shows 4 6L6s on the sockets, it is probably a Philly amp.  Kent"
yesterday
Kent King replied to Christopher Yurewick's discussion EH scott philharmonic with a missing amp / power supply
"Ben - That is probably for a later (circa 1941) set, if it has the rectangular "Jones" plugs. It could be adapted for your set, but that takes some knowledge and it will certainly appear to be heavily modified. You might be able to trade…"
Tuesday
Kent King replied to Andrea Leung's discussion Scott 16 Acousticraft query
"Andrea - Fortunately, you are in an area where there are a number of Scott collectors and finding someone who may be interested in coming to pick it up is much more likely. Pictures would be a big help in determining value: condition of the cabinet…"
Tuesday
Jon Ketron commented on Kent King's blog post Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment
"Very interesting, thanks for sharing Kent. Jon"
Jul 10
Kent King posted a blog post

Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment

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…See More
Jul 10
Kent King commented on Ron will's blog post Pics
"To post pics into a blog post, just click on the "image" icon next to the "link" connector.  If you want to add photos to the library, click on Photos, and then over by your name there is an "Add"…"
Jul 7
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion Old tube boxes
"I've got some nice Wunderlich boxes, I'll try to get some good images this weekend. Kent"
May 25
Kent King commented on Steve Larrabee's blog post EH Scott Model 510 Tuner Service Manual/Alignment
"Both the Owner's and Technical manuals for the 510 can be found in the Scott Info Archive link above. Set Folders -> Late Sets and you should find PDFs for your set. Good luck, you'll enjoy it when you get it playing. Kent"
May 22
Kent King replied to Angelo's discussion Phantom AM Deluxe questions
"First off, alignment. Go to the "Scott Info Archive" link up above. Navigate to Set Folders > Phantom> and then look for the service manuals (PDF files). There is one for the Phantom Deluxe, that is your model. It gives all…"
May 5
Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion 1934 AW 15 Electrical Restoration, Questions Please
"Jon - The AW15 is quite probably the most unstable Scott chassis of all the models. Even in the late 1930s, Scott referred to Type I, II and III AW15 sets. I don't think that any two sets I've seen are identical, and I have probably a…"
Apr 25
Kent King and mike hadley are now friends
Apr 17
Kent King replied to Joe Miller's discussion Scott AC10 Questions
"Joe - In answer to some of your questions:  1. My trimmers do not return, they stay where set. I have two AC-10 sets at present and have owned others. 2. I have not tried to balance and AC-10, the ones I've owned played pretty nicely…"
Apr 17
Kent King replied to Dave Cleland's discussion World's Record Super 9
"Dave - I am glad you found this set...I've had pictures of it in the past, but had never been able to track it down. No for the bad news: This is a 9 tube set that I haven't found any documentation about. On the brighter side: The Scott…"
Apr 17
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion Wax caps
"I keep all the original paper caps from Scott sets and restuff them for important/relevant sets. When I recapped my Scott Special about 15 years ago, every cap was replaced with a stuffed cap using ones from the set or others from comparable period…"
Apr 14
Kent King commented on mike hadley's photo
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"That's pretty cool...while they didn't have anything like that with their name on it, I'll bet EH <would> have had it if practical. I like it."
Apr 14
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion Wax caps
"Sorry, bad grammar alert: The chassis I pulled the bathtubs from for you had its caps replaced, so they were not good examples....is what I meant to say."
Apr 12

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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…

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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:…

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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 gang...so 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…

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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…

Kent;

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.

Thanks

Thom

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 renee54636@charter.net   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.

Thanks,

Richard

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

That is the Scott FM converter...it 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…

Thanks,

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.

Richard

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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.

Steve

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 chassis....so 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!

Kent

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…

Kent;

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.

Joe

800B%20Tech%20Service%20manual_4-1%20web.jpg

800B%20Tech%20Service%20manual_4-3.jpg

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