The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Another Scott (16) on Ebay with readable s/n:
Alas, can not be shipped across the pond.
Very nice Acousticraft and very honest collector.
Hope this radio find a good home :-)
I am sure it will. Pity it's not me...
Another Scott (Phantom?) with serial number on Ebay:
The serial numbers for my two AW23 units are F-641 and M-503.
The seller purchased this contrivance at a local auction for $575 plus comission and tax while I was driving home from LA with an RCA Berkshire Secretary in tow. He was frustrated that he had to pay so much! I was hoping that it would be purchased by someone interested in fixing it up.
Leonid,at this price,has scarce opportunities to leave the home of the seller...
Thank you for the serial number....looking at the photos, you've got a nice set there. Chrome looks good and the Acousticraft cabinet is a very nice example. Please send me your email address and I will send you some PDF files; copies of the Scott information on the model 16.
Kent, also new to this forum and thought you might want the S/N of my Scott.Philharmonic AM-FM A little background on the radio, I have had it since the mid 1970s. It is my understanding that in 1972 it was in a repair shop which flooded. Fortunately for the radio its chassis and power supply were upstairs on the bench, unfortunately the cabinet and speaker were destroyed in the flood. I believe that was a Warrington cabinet as I remember it I acquired it shortly after and built a box for it and got it operational. I also made slight modifications back in the 70s to the power supply to permit the use of a PM speaker. (It can easily be put back to original though if I decide to get an original speaker.) Currently I am using a JBL 12 inch, two tweeters, and midrange which sounds great.
I have used it .since then for SWL and have done recapping and maintained it in good condition. Chrome is good, slight pitting on a couple spots but otherwise polishes up beautifully. Currently I am debating whether to try to either have a copy of the original cabinet made or put it in a home-built cabinet with a plexiglas cover to display the chassis while protecting it from damage.One I can do myself, the other is beyond my abilities and would obviously be expensive.
S/N is RR-344, no other documentation. I do have a photocopy of the service info though. Appreciate any other background the number may provide.
Unfortunately, the RR prefix can't tell me much. Every "RR" set is a Philharmonic. I only have one date in the series and it is one of the lower numbers....and besides, since you have an FM Phil, we know it is probably 1941. I wish I could tell you more. If you send me your email, I can send you a PDF of the FM Phil owner's manual if you are interested.
S/N: UU 116 - looks like all original Scott Phantom in Acousticraft caninet on e-bay: