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John - That is certainly possible.
The April 1932 Scott News Vol 5 #7 page 5 pictures the 2-DIAL model in the WELLINGTON radio/phono Gothic console. The Wellington was a new Scott cabinet (not listed in my 1/1/1932 price list for the 2-DIAL model).
My ORLEANS highboy 2-Dial has 2 holes like yours drilled below the top hinges, to hold the shortwave coil rack.
Equally likely, the cabinet was cut for the 2-DIAL but assembled and finished for the newer single dial Deluxe, with the proper control panel.
I have a Roslyn AW-23 7 knob and a Napier AW-15 that were both obviously cut for the prior model. Likely cabinets were cut in batches by Rockford Peerless Furniture Co ready to assemble upon receipt of a cabinet order, which explains small modifications (plugged holes or unused holes) to accommodate the next model Scott.
FYI - The shelf hole to the right rear is located to direct the set cable to the proper corner location of the PS below, same as for my Wellington with AW-15.
Thank you for the wealth of Scott knowledge as always. The PS cable has made its way to the proper location hole.