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Norman S Braithwaite
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  • Redding, CA
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  • Robert Steigerwald
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  • Bill De Rycke
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  • Phil Bartells
  • Keith Schubert
  • Ken Carr
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Norman S Braithwaite's Discussions

Scott 800B for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by john stafford Jun 19, 2015. 1 Reply

I have been contacted by Marcus  McCoshum of Santa Rosa and he wants to sell a much better than average condition Scott 800B receiver in the Chippendale console and with the original Thorens CD-40…Continue

Philharmonic Record Scratch Suppressor Circuit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Seickel Mar 29, 2015. 2 Replies

In the process of restoring the Warsaw custom Philharmonic I learned that the record scratch suppressor circuit was not working.  With the help of Bill Liers I was able to fix the circuit but the…Continue

Philharmonic UHF band circuit variations

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Jan 12, 2015. 12 Replies

While in the process of restoring a remote Philharmonic tuner chassis and comparing to a parts remote tuner chassis, I have discovered a major circuit change in the UHF RF circuits.  Unlike as shown…Continue

Scott Export Receiver serial number / date stamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Dec 22, 2011. 1 Reply

I am interested in the serial numbers plus date stamps on the scarce post-war Scott Export receivers.  The serial number is printed on a decal located on the right apron near the back of the receiver…Continue

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Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion ARCI (Illinois) meet this August
"Look for an article titled "when will radios be styled" in one of the radio periodicals around 1932.  I have a copy somewhere but am not sure I will be able to find it in a timely manner.  "
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion Masterpiece Glass
"There are multiple depths and curvatures of convex dial covers but radios seemed to only use shallow spherical dial covers.  Clock supply companies carry many sizes of dial covers (possibly called clock glass) in two or more shapes.  The…"
Apr 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Ronald Babb's discussion Thanks for allowing on the forum
"I'm pretty sure Ronald removed the set plug from the power amplifier before conducting the test.  I predict that he will be retesting after removing the dial lights however. Norman "
Mar 30
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion AW23 Volume Expander
"EH Scott Radio Laboratories send the radio chassis from the factory.  The cabinets were sent separately from the cabinet manufacturer.  All were assembled at the customers house by the new owner or by a Scott authorized service…"
Mar 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Rodney Jay Groom's discussion Help identifying an amplifier
"That is the power supply/amplifier for the Musicale.  Both plus a speaker are required for a complete Musicale.  The Musicale is uncommon and quite collectable. Norman"
Mar 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion 24 Volt Transformer Recommendation
""Phono only"...  Irrelevant!  I intended "remote version only" as operation of the phonograph on non-remote versions was from the switch on the plinth.  But, of course, we are discussing the remote version. Norman"
Mar 21
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion 24 Volt Transformer Recommendation
"Yes.  The Jones plug would have been one of two or more that connected to a junction box at the radio (phono version only).  The phonograph included a remote operated motor to operate the off-start-reject selector mounted to the…"
Mar 21
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion 24 Volt Transformer Recommendation
"Switching between radio and phono on the remote control Philharmonic was indeed interesting.  A local remote keyboard was required and provided for this operation.  I think your approach is more practical. Norman"
Mar 21
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion 24 Volt Transformer Recommendation
""Control transformer", the largest one that will fit under the chassis and make reasonable use of the original mounting holes (adapter likely needed).  Control transformers come in many sizes and styles.  I presume you have a…"
Mar 21
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Steve Pazar's discussion Introduction
"Welcome!  The AM-FM Phantom chassis having the add-on FM extension are very early production models.  Not many of that version are known to exist.  I have a correct power amplifier available for that set for $250 plus shipping. …"
Mar 19
Norman S Braithwaite and Ronald Babb are now friends
Mar 18
Norman S Braithwaite replied to norman david warren's discussion 800 B electric tuning problem.
"Worn contacts are one cause but a dirty commutator insulator is another.  Try cleaning the commutator (insulator and contact surfaces) and lubricate with a small amount of light oil. Norman"
Mar 18
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion Guthman Diversity Coupler
"I've never seen or heard of the Guthman diversity coupler but upon inspection I can assure you that having no tuned circuits prior to the diversity capacitor, it simply passes the signal from the antenna providing the stronger broadband RF…"
Mar 13
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Ronald Babb's discussion All Wave 12 tuning dial cord assembly repair
"It appears that someone has also restrung the dial before as well.  The original dial cord was woven phosphor bronze cable.  Going from a hazy recollection, the tensioner was a straight piece of spring wire with a "U" in the…"
Mar 7
Norman S Braithwaite commented on bernie mock's photo

Photo from Bernie Mock

"Corroded, loose, or bare wires are a potential but unlikely concern.  The issue of greatest concern when applying power to a long idle receiver is internal failure of components, capacitors in particular.  Old wax paper and electrolytic…"
Mar 6
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John T. Meredith's discussion Autotrope
"The Autotrope Corporation in Great Britain offered their changer with radios made by manufacturers other than Scott.  Your example is one of those originally offered in Great Britain.  Few were sold.  When discussing with Jonathan…"
Mar 4

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Carr Fire

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:41am 3 Comments

As some of you know, the Carr Fire has exacted a great toll in the City of Redding and surrounding area.  My house and half of my collection was the first visited by the fire in the devastated Lake Redding Estates neighborhood with no advance notice to evacuate and no fire trucks around.  Fortunately the house and collection were spared.  Unfortunately, however, I have learned that the house and collection of an acquaintance including several pre-war Scott receivers was lost and that another…


Remote keyboard kits available

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

I am offering the remaining stock of incomplete Scott remote control keyboards being reproduced by the late Jim Schwalbe through the site accessible from the link below.

If you are interested, I recommend that you place your order through that listing according to the rules of that site. If you try to order directly from me…


Shielded Grid Wire

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:48pm 1 Comment

Shielded grid wire with cloth insulation is not easy to find but is an appropriate replacement for the shielded wire with rubber insulation (now failing) employed in many Scott models.  A roll of shielded grid wire with cloth insulation is currently being offered at the link below.…


Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 4:37pm on August 31, 2009, Paul Squires said…
That's how sad that screwup made me feel.

Better than some of the celebrity mugshots I have seen. Kinda rivals Gary Busey's mugshot.
At 9:51pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Thank you for the welcome Norman. Attached (hopefully) is a picture of the cabinet & speaker.


At 9:53pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Norman, I also meant to include a closeup of the controls area. John

At 10:20pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Thanks Norman. I am pleased to know that the cabinet is original to the radio. John
At 2:10pm on February 24, 2011, Michael Francis Miller said…
Thank you so much Norman.  That's a big help.
At 9:39am on October 6, 2016, Bill De Rycke said…

Mighty glad to become a member of this organization.  I look forward to many conversations in the near future.  Currently I'm working with Bill Bryan to find an A.W. 15 to add to my collection.  Incidentally, Norm you have been invaluable at helping me with my A.W. 23 and A.W. 12, dual dial and thank you for the invite.

At 12:21pm on August 1, 2018, David C. Poland said…

Norman, glad you personally are OK. Threats from fire are unnerving.

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