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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 Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Very nice...that is a new serial number for the list, glad to get it. I only have a much earlier date in the CC prefix, so I can't be more precise on the date than Dave has already indicated. Kent"
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I do not keep information about past ownership. While it would be very useful, some folks are reluctant to share data if they think they will be "connected" to I only keep serial numbers and "hard" manufacturing dates…"
Ken Fields replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Thanks so much David! That is very helpful. I’m glad to know the approximate year it was built. I’m going to look it up and print the owners manual for it. Again thank you for that information!"
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David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"You have a 20 tube Scott PHANTOM. The first version had 19 tubes and lacked the knob below the tuning knob. Your cabinet is the WARRINGTON. (several other exclusive Scott cabinets were also available as well). You can go to the archives section (top…"
Ken Fields replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
David Melin replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Any photos? (I would love to see them!)"
David Melin replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Any photos? (I would love to see them!)"
Ken Fields replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I have just picked up my first Scott radio so I’m new to this and wondering if you might be able to help me gain info on what exactly I have? I see no name on it. Just the E. H. Scott tag. The serial number is CC355. This model is a monster!…"
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi Kent, Do you keep track of when numbers were submitted, or by whom? I suspect that this radio was part of a large collection, that was auctioned off a number of years ago, after the owner lost the collection in a divorce. The collection was then…"
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Thanks Brad...I had that number, possibly reported by a previous owner or someone that saw the set elsewhere. If you need any help with it, ask questions, everyone here is willing to help! Kent"
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I've got to dig up the contact info, but there is a guy that does the plastic dial covers, and his work is spectacular. The knobs for a 16 are more "generic" than most Scott knobs, you should be able to find some. The really tough…"
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi, I am new here, but I have been collecting radios since I was 14, in 1988... I just bought an Allwave 16, in an Acousticraft cabinet. The serial number is EE-75"
Dec 3
Kent King replied to Derbal Petro's discussion I'm looking for the Warrington cabinet for Phantom de Lux FM and the exact drawings for self-production.
"Peter - It may be easier to find a Warrington cabinet than to make one. There are many rounded surfaces on the Warrington, which might make it harder to copy than a cabinet with more right angles. I do not have a Warrington in my collection, but…"
Nov 27
Kent King commented on Eric Beheim's blog post The Scott Radio Laboratories Today
"Eric - I've been to 4450 Ravenswood several times. It is a multi-tenant office building last I knew. It looks much like it did, but a lot of the deco trim is gone. I have some print pictures I took some years ago but I'll have to find and…"
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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…


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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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