The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
A few months ago I acquired a Scott Phantom Deluxe FM with brass knobs. (see attached photo) I have searched the web and have been unable to find any other Scott equiped with brass knobs. The knobs are perfectly uniform and expertly machined right down to the knurl on the main tuning knob. This, of course, leads to the question, "Are they ORIGINAL E.H. Scott knobs?" One would have to be a skilled machinist and have some specialized equipment to produce these things in a garage workshop. If anyone else has seen brass knobs on a Scott radio please let me know.
As one might expect, the brass knobs do cause a "hand capacitance" effect when using the radio which leads to another question,."Would old E.H. himself, being the articulate engineer that he was, have approved of shipping a radio with such knobs?"
Any opinions, observations or comments would be greatly appreciated.