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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
"Thanks...I had D-751. Many of the sets out there were reported as much as 30 years ago to JWF Puett. When I started collecting serial numbers, I began with June's list and added to it. It also didn't help that there were a number of…"
Kent King replied to Auroraoldradios's discussion AW12 1 dial speaker question
"Thanks for the serial number. In this prefix, there are AW12 sets going up to P-234, so I'd gauge it as a "middle" set. However: if it went back to Scott for repair, they often made minor upgrades and improvements as part of the…"
Jos Callinet replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Seems it has been a while since anyone has posted on this particular forum discussion page - devoted to E-H Scott radio serial numbers.  I hope Kent King is still monitoring it. I just got my hands on, via eBay, a Scott Philharmonic Main Radio…"
Angelo replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent my mistake its BB226  !I miss read the serial number."
Jan 29
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Brad & Angelo - I did not have either serial number, thanks. If either of you have any other Scott sets, please send in your serial numbers! Thanks! Kent"
Jan 29
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"It was Angelo that replied to Brad...we'll have to ask him about his Philly BB-223."
Jan 29
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, regarding Brad's Philly Ser# being so close to yours, is your's a pointer model? Brad's is missing the dial glass and pointer but had signs it is a pointer model rather than an early  BOL dial."
Jan 28
Angelo replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Your pointer dial version is 10 away from mine.I have BB223! Was listening to it today!"
Jan 28
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"HI Kent, In my quest for Sixteen parts, I ran across and bought a Philharmonic chassis. It is the 1937 pointer-dial version. Serial number is BB233. "
Jan 28
Kent King replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"Well, for a "vintage" solution, I'd try to locate a loop from a Laureate set. They turn up, there was one on ebay not too long ago (might still be out there). For a modern solution, I have several of…"
Jan 25
Kent King replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"The Installation Manual for the Loop Antenna has been added to the Archive...Set Folders > 800B. There are several additional items I had that I scanned this evening."
Jan 23
Kent King replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"Ahh...I have an original of the Antenna Installation manual, I didn't realize it was scanned and in the folder. I will try very hard to get it scanned and uploaded tonight...or very soon.  Kent"
Jan 23
Kent King commented on mike hadley's photo

homemade copy of bandswitch knob, after silver soldering and finished item

"Repros for these are still available too! Contact me if interested."
Jan 23
Kent King replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Troy - Take a look at ebay item #202180902748. The set is rough, but it has the speaker you need to complete your set. I'd consider buying it, using the speaker and parting out the remainder.  Kent"
Jan 10
Kent King replied to Brad Winder's discussion Scott 16 parts advice
"It is parts like the pointers, escutcheons and a few other rare yet visible items that I would love to see 3D printed. Someday I hope to experiment with the technology, no time right now. Kent"
Jan 2
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I have originals of everything in the archive, I'll try a higher resolution scan to see if I can clean it up a bit. Maybe in retirement I can go through and really clean these up (who am I kidding!)... Kent"
Jan 2

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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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