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FrankenScott cabinet , can anyone ID this one?

Hi to everyone, trying to id what appears to be a Scott cabinet. The speakers grill suggest an allwave 12 deluxe, but the front panel suggest an allwave 23. I would appreciate any comments

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Well, not a documented Scott cabinet.

Looks like a circa 1930 highboy with legs missing.

Looks like an AW-12 dial bezel, but has too many shaft holes, unless the receiver was seriously hacked.

The speaker grill is similar to (modeled after) a couple of mid 1930 Scott cabinet grills.

Scott shipped early 1930's radios with wood control panels suitable for retrofitting an older cabinet.

Does have installed the angled speaker baffles for the AW-12 twin speakers.

Looks like cabinet designed to accommodate a phonograph. Top lift?

it looks very homemade

David C. Poland said:

Does have installed the angled speaker baffles for the AW-12 twin speakers.

Looks like cabinet designed to accommodate a phonograph. Top lift?

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Fascinating cabinet. No known set has a knob arrangement like that. And the two holes above the escutcheon are also for additional switches or controls, clearly not for eyes. Breaking things down:

1. The holes aren't even at the right spacing for a Deluxe with extra holes. The chassis that fit this was totally custom built. 

2. While the speaker baffles are angled like the early Deluxe sets, the openings appear to be a good bit larger than the 8 and 10 in speakers for the Deluxe. Can you send measurements for the speaker openings?

3. The phono is much too late for this period of chassis, probably a replacement. Does the phono have a make/model? From that we can certainly date the phono.

4. The speaker cutout reminds me of the cutouts in the late Lido/Napier, the side openings. I wonder if someone pulled out that piece from another cabinet and used it in the front of this one.

5. Agree with Dave, looks like a legless highboy. Any evidence underneath of leg mountings or a past support frame?

Both set and cabinet are a mystery!

Kent

I will try to get to the cabinet in a few weeks and get the measurements for the speaker frames and look at the bottom of the cabinet

Kent King said:

Fascinating cabinet. No known set has a knob arrangement like that. And the two holes above the escutcheon are also for additional switches or controls, clearly not for eyes. Breaking things down:

1. The holes aren't even at the right spacing for a Deluxe with extra holes. The chassis that fit this was totally custom built. 

2. While the speaker baffles are angled like the early Deluxe sets, the openings appear to be a good bit larger than the 8 and 10 in speakers for the Deluxe. Can you send measurements for the speaker openings?

3. The phono is much too late for this period of chassis, probably a replacement. Does the phono have a make/model? From that we can certainly date the phono.

4. The speaker cutout reminds me of the cutouts in the late Lido/Napier, the side openings. I wonder if someone pulled out that piece from another cabinet and used it in the front of this one.

5. Agree with Dave, looks like a legless highboy. Any evidence underneath of leg mountings or a past support frame?

Both set and cabinet are a mystery!

Kent

What are the dimensions at the base of the cabinet?

I hope to have the measurements for the bottom of the cabinet in about 2 weeks

Okay, just let me know when you have them.  Thanks, John

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