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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 Dave's discussion Philly Upgrades ?
"I concur, if the set is working well, and it aligns smoothly using Norman's instructions, then don't make changes. I've never had issues with a Philly following the steps discussed here.  Kent"
Nov 13
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Seller knows now. The Orleans (1929-32) highboy cabinet was one of a number of cabinets offered by Scott."
Nov 4
Auroraoldradios replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Saw this AW12 chassis (actually whole radio in a custom cabinet) on Ebay, don't know if you have the serial yet. Y-95 Also, there's a Type 20 SW adapter that is mint in the back of the cabinet. Seller doesn't know that the adapter…"
Nov 3
Jon Ketron replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent,  Another serial number for you: ***F-78***     Allwave 12 Deluxe.  Original speaker missing, replaced with E.H. Scott twin Rola speakers as seen in early version Deluxe chassis such as this. You may…"
Nov 1
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
Kent King replied to Dave's discussion Rare Masterpiece ?
"I agree with Norman, about the right size for the Linden panel (I have a Linden). Scott had several cabinets where the chassis faces upward and requires the bracing and such that you have there. Great find, please let me know the serial number on…"
Oct 24
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Todd - Thanks, I didn't have that serial number in my list. I can't tell you much, but I do know it was built sometime in the latter half of 1933 - M-144 was built July 5 1933, your number is about 50 greater...I'd guess fall 1933. By…"
Oct 18
Todd Scrivens replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi Kent, After many hours of research here, I've decided to join the group here and begin the process of restoring what I believe to be an AW 12 Deluxe. The serial number is M193.  It has been in my wife's family for a long time,…"
Oct 17
Kent King replied to Dave's discussion AW12 Deluxe Hum
"Dave - Well, since the hum increases with the volume control, it is probably being introduced before the volume control. That means the Wunderlich detector, and IF and RF tubes are suspect. A very likely source is a tube, slight filament to cathode…"
Oct 17
Kent King replied to Scott Seickel's discussion Is This a Chicago Dial?
"I may get one just to save...I think the Chicago dial is just so very Scott...thanks Scott!"
Oct 17
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"So, I know we talked on FB, but I got my notebooks out last night, this is a significant serial number for my research. The HH prefix has some Phantom sets followed by all of the known FM tuners (there are only 8 of those known). I also knew the FM…"
Oct 16
Brandon Sylvester replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hello! I'm new here. I recently acquired a Scott Phantom. Is there any information available for serial no. HH499? Thank you."
Oct 15
David C. Poland commented on Kent King's status
"An interesting exercise to construct one. Opinion - If you are chasing DXing performance with maximum sensitivity and reduced background noise, or seeking best possible sound from a good nearby music station, probably be beneficial. But a single…"
Oct 8
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Thanks David.  So, bottom line, is it worth the effort?  Or, is a long wire (which I already have) close enough in performance that I wouldn't notice that much difference?  I don't want to do a ton of work only to be…"
Oct 6
David C. Poland commented on Kent King's status
"Robert - The figure 4 would the figure 9 (typo) for the first version having 29 foot flat tops. and 110 foot lead-in. For a later model  Scotts with two antenna terminals,  I doubt any external coupler should be used. See Scott News…"
Oct 6
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"David, your second comment came in as I was typing the response.  So, some sort of coupler would be necessary to properly match up the antenna to the radio.  Perhaps there are other sources of info on similar antennas that could give a…"
Oct 5

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Phish Tales

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:33am 0 Comments

All - The moderators removed an account that was a bit "phishy" today. We try hard to keep these folks off the forum, but every once in awhile, one gets in. Please ignore/delete any questionable messages and let's keep on talking Scotts!


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!

Comment Wall (18 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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