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Allwave 23 RF alignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Jan 24. 5 Replies

The directions for the RF alignment of the Allwave 23 say that you connect the generator to the antenna terminals thru the "proper dummy". Capacitor? value? For all of the alignments I have done over…Continue

Allwave 23 Chrome covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Apr 15, 2016. 1 Reply

I have a set of chrome covers in good condition for the power transformer for the Allwave 23.I also have the transformer, but it has a shorted primary winding. If anyone is interested let me…Continue

second allwave 23 added to collection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Feb 13, 2015. 3 Replies

I have just added J497 to my Allwave 23 collection. This is just the receiver chassis. It is in rough shape and has been 'modified' with extra controls. It looks to have been a 7 knob chassis and has…Continue

Silver Ghosts by JWF Puett

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Liers Jan 25, 2015. 5 Replies

I have a copy of this that I have had since the 1970's. It is the publication that got me hooked on Scott radios and finally led me to buy my Allwave 23. It was mentioned in a copy of Audio Magazine,…Continue

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Thomas Day replied to mike hadley's discussion Old tube boxes
"I did a web search for Sylvania tube boxes. There are pix of the green and black and also a red and white one and the newer yellow and black boxes."
May 19
Thomas Day replied to mike hadley's discussion allwave fifteen amplifier schematic
"Mike: If your power supply does not have the HI-Lo primary switch, then the power transformer does not have the extra wiring terminal for this. Is this a 220 volt chassis?  Thom"
May 1
Thomas Day replied to Jon Ketron's discussion 1934 AW 15 Electrical Restoration, Questions Please
"Jon: Unsolder the cap and gently pull the lead thru the can while lifting the can from the chassis. On my Allwave 23 the cans are a pretty tight fit. I added a length of wire to the lead to put it back thru the can, then unsoldered the extra wire…"
Apr 30
Thomas Day replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B in a Metropolitan 16A Cabinet?
"Joe: I have a version of the Webcor that was given to me by an older brother sometime in the 1950's.It is identical except for the tone arm.  I also had what I think I remember as a Philco radio that the changer plugged into. I also still…"
Apr 7
Thomas Day replied to Scott Dine's discussion model 510 for sale
"The turntable appears to be a Webcor (webster Chicago) model"
Apr 3
Thomas Day replied to Jeff Barna's discussion ALLWAVE 23 EXPANDER UNIT ADAPTER-PLUG
"One away out of this would be to replace both the 7 pin plug in the adaptor and the matching socket in the power supply chassis. Since the set socket in the adaptor is still ok, the plug on the chassis cable would still match. These were different…"
Mar 18
Thomas Day replied to James R. Ponter's discussion How can I find out about the types of tubes I need.for. 1931 Scott All Wave with the two dial tuner in a Tasman cabinet?
"Check out the Scott info archive section on this site. You should find everything you need there. Thom"
Mar 12
Thomas Day replied to Jeff Barna's discussion Allwave 23, 7-knob
"Jeff: I will be interested to know how this radio turns out. I have an Allwave 23 early version that I have restored well enough to work, but I still need to do a complete alignment. Carrying 100 pounds of chassis down stairs and setting it all on…"
Feb 10
Thomas Day commented on Tom Jardine's blog post Audio Magazine Jan 1977 Nothing New Under the AM Sun
"These articles on the Scott and McMurdo Silver are what got me interested in Scott radios. I was able to buy an Allwave 23 in 2011."
Feb 10
Dave Satterness replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 RF alignment
"Here is another link with more information. B/r Dave"
Jan 22
Thomas Day replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion The E H Scott Radio Collector's Guide, 2nd.. Edition
"The 'beam of light' feature was one of the versions of the 30 tube Philharmonic. Instead of a dial pointer, lights behind the dial indicated its position. One light for each band. "
Dec 14, 2016
Thomas Day commented on Joseph W Strickland's blog post First Introduction to E H Scott Receivers
"There was an article in Audio Magazine about Scott radios. It referenced Puett's book and I was able to get a copy which I still have. Then about 3 years ago I was able to buy a complete allwave 23 from a local collector. It needed a new power…"
Nov 16, 2016
Thomas Day replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion Early versus Late 800B Tuning Switches
"I worked for Heathhkit from 1967 thru 1974 and still have my Heath 21" color TV with remote. It works the same way as the RCA, and in fact is a slightly modified version of RCA's set, complete with RCA picture tube. Sadly, the set started…"
Nov 4, 2016
Thomas Day replied to Dave's discussion Refinishing
"A friend of ours, who works with antique furniture, recommended using neutral kiwi paste shoe polish. I tried it and it does a very good job of taking off dirt and dust, and leaves a nice finish. You can actually see your reflection in the finish. A…"
Oct 13, 2016
Thomas Day replied to Tony Peterson's discussion Allwave Imperial capacitor values
"I have also rebuilt an all wave 23 and found something similar. I think it will depend on the schematic version you are using. I replaced all with .1 uf, except those that on the schematic were listed as .05 uf. In my case, all of the bypass caps…"
Sep 13, 2016
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Aug 30, 2016

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At 5:28pm on April 28, 2011, David C. Poland said…

Look for a current drain.


My first AW-23 had a shorted primary when I acquired it 15 years ago. (I should have been suspicious of the 10 amp primary fuse  ...  like maybe a proper 3 amp fuse would blow.). Anyway, I recapped it before powering up the first time on my variac. The proper size fuse  would blow when my variac reached about 40 volts. I eventually obtained another power transformer from a rough amp, and the radio ran great. Then a year or so later the fuse blew Christmas day, after it had been playing 3-4 hours ..... same problem as before, blowing the fuse at moderate variac voltage.


The ultimate problem turned out to be in the speaker. The red B+ wire inside the pedestal from the speaker terminal strip to the field coil was laying across the point of a screw and made a partial connection at high voltage through the worn insulation. Excessive current was not quite enough to blow the fuse but enough to overheat the transformer,  progressively cooking  the transformer until the primary failed blowing the fuse the day I ran it several hours. I found the problem by close visual inspection of the routing of the wires in the speaker. Corrected the wire location, and the power transformer #3 has worked out fine for many years.

At 8:04pm on May 23, 2011, Kent King said…

Thom - Actually, it was Norman Braithwaite that put the checklist on here. I don't have a link handy right now, but I'll try to find it and post a link here...


At 8:05pm on May 23, 2011, Kent King said…
At 9:31pm on October 31, 2013, Dan Fox said…

Thanks, Thom, you were right-I am looking for a .25mfd @1250v, not 25mfd (wouldn't be the first time I've missed the point!).  Which leaves me with the same problem-where can I find one?

At 7:47pm on November 1, 2013, Dan Fox said…

Thanks again-I will give this information to my friend who has the chassis on his bench right now (waiting for condensers).  I have lived in Muskegon 25 years, and while I have been to the Frauenthal many times, I have never had a chance to go when the Damfinos get together.  That Barton pipe organ looks like a bear to operate!  An old aquaintance of mine, Cliff Martin, played it for many years.

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