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Norman S Braithwaite
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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 commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"I haven't rechromed a Philharmonic yet but I did rechrome a Scott Special Communications Receiver which in some ways is more difficult.  When I have time, I hope to rechrome a remote control pointer dial Philharmonic chassis. Norman"
Wednesday
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Yes, stator contacts 2 and 5 should look like 1 and 4.  Contact 3 is correct.  The bottom lug of the rotor is bent.  It should project straight out from the center. Norman "
Wednesday
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Indeed.  It is the BCB antenna coil cover in which the antenna coil secondary switch is located rather than the RF coil. Norman"
Aug 12
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Check the switch inside the BCB RF coil can to make sure the rotor is making good contact with the correct switch taps. Norman"
Aug 12
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Current production Russian and Chinese 2A3 tubes
"If not rebiased, the Russian 2A3 tubes will draw more current than the traditional American 2A3 tubes putting transformers (power and output) at significant risk of failure especially at our higher than design line voltages.  The bias circuits…"
Jul 5
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"The line filter capacitors were only used on later production sets.  If your set had them there would be two rivet holes on the end of the chassis.  Replace with no more than 0.015 mfd otherwise they will trip GCFIs. Norman "
Jun 25
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"The four 0.13-mfd capacitors are part of a whistle filter that sharply attenuates the 10,000 hz audio signal generated by an adjacent station carrier.  This feature was included because the IF bandwidth of the AW-23 accommodated experimental…"
Jun 24
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Dave's status
Jun 11
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Bill Liers's discussion Found AW-27
"Bill: Thanks for making copies of the schematics available.  I have already learned of some interesting things from the photos you sent.  Of significance, it appears the Clifford Coon designed the circuit that was approved by Murray…"
May 29
Norman S Braithwaite replied to nleming's discussion New guy with an estate find
"Look for a 12-inch pedestal speaker.  If present, you have a complete Scott Allwave Fifteen receiver.  They perform and sound very good after restoration. Norman"
May 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Leave the 0.05 mfd capacitors attached to the oscillator filament lugs.  Better yet, reinstall them with shorter leads.  They were a production run change to improve oscillator operation. Norman "
May 3
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Steve Evans's discussion EH SCOTT Chassis
"Your photo shows the tuner chassis for a Scott AM Philharmonic, Revised, commonly referred to as the AM "beam of light" Philharmonic.  Do you also have a power supply/amplifier chassis and speaker? Norman "
May 1
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"The Potter capacitors used in the AW-23 were conventional wax-paper capacitors in orange cardboard cylinders with rolled ends. Norman"
Apr 30
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Troy Taylor's discussion Modified Allwave 23 questions
"Early AW-23 chassis had 0.1-mfd Potter capacitors and later versions had 0.1-mfd OEM (probably provided by Sprague) capacitors in others.  Any value of 0.047 or more is acceptable."
Apr 28
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.  "
Apr 17
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

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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…

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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.

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=292211

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…

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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.…

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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.

John


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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