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ARCI (Illinois) meet this August

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith Apr 18. 3 Replies

Folks -I am honored to have been asked to speak at the Illinois radio meet on Sat Aug 3. The theme for their meet is Art Deco and my talk will be about Scott in the Art Deco era. I've got some ideas…Continue

Scott Telecator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Jan 21. 1 Reply

Having searched for years, I was very lucky this month to acquire a Scott Telecator. This device predates Scott radio, circa 1919-1920. His invention was patented and generated enough money that…Continue

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

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Kent King commented on Murray Wilson's blog post No Title
"Murray - We do allow "for sale" posts here on the site if you are looking for a good home for your set. The tuner looks to be in pretty decent shape, sometime the AW12-2 sets look much worse. Dave is right, the amp needs a good bit of…"
Kent King posted a status
"I have updated cabinet photos in the Archive. If you have better images send them to me. Thanks!"
Jun 6
Kent King replied to Bill Liers's discussion Found AW-27
"Scarce set, I really like them. Oddest part of the AW27 is the complete lack of info on these. Scott published so much stuff on his sets, yet these are truly orphans for documentation. Basically, an AW23 with a built in expander and a 15 in speaker,…"
May 29
Kent King replied to nleming's discussion New guy with an estate find
"Could you please send me the serial number of the chassis (small plate on the back of the tuner). It will help our historical research. Thanks! Kent"
May 29
Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece VI Electrical Restoration
"Remember - Scott bought out the assets of McMurdo-Silver in the bankruptcy. I'd think he wanted the customer list more than anything. He also introduced the Scott Masterpiece at the time...unsure if this was to pay homage or poke a stick in…"
May 28
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"I am curious about the buyer myself..."
May 12
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"Bruce - Actually, Scott's office was on the 2nd floor, above the sales salon. He had some "listening tubes" installed so he could hear the sales people talking to the customers. He was quite particular about how the sets were…"
May 12
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay
"and there is a bid on it, even at that price. I have my suspicions about where this may have come from. An item like this, if it was really in the factory, would be a one of a kind item for the hard core types. The trouble is, it would be almost…"
May 7
Kent King replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"If it was me...I would remove all the tubes from the amp and connect AC line to the primary through a load lamp setup. If you apply power and the load lamp lights brightly, it's probably shorted. If it doesn't glow brightly, I'd hook…"
May 1
Kent King replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"I'm with Dave, I very much doubt it is the transformer...those things are beasts, way over-rated. If you are just seeing the fuse go, there are <many> other potential issues. Also, earlier in the thread you indicated it had been powered…"
May 1
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Thanks, that was a new number. Also, that is a very low number on the 6T11. Both are nice finds! Kent"
Apr 30
Auroraoldradios replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Yes, the cabinet is a New Oxford. It also came with a post-war FM converter. The tuner chassis has had a lot of repair work."
Apr 29
Paul DeFayette replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I've got a Scott AM-FM Phantom Deluxe in Aristocrat cabinet with the tweeter option.  It is serial number PP-360. I also just recently purchased a Scott 6T11A projection TV from 1948.  Its serial number is 935."
Apr 29
Kent King replied to Nathan Slingerland's discussion Nathan's Allwave Deluxe / Lido
"That is a very nice set. The Lido cabinet is probably a little more scarce than the Napier, and almost as nice, so it is a great cabinet to have. Your set looks to be in very nice condition, all original. Yes...put 45s back in the amp!  The…"
Apr 26
Kent King replied to Nathan Slingerland's discussion Nathan's Allwave Deluxe / Lido
"So that is a late AW12 Deluxe, built sometime in 1934. I can't narrow it down much more than that, but since the AW15 appeared mid-year, maybe the first half of '34..."
Apr 26
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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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