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Hello, and thanks for the add.  I am new to the world of Scott, so new my radio won’t be home until tomorrow.  It is an All Wave 12 in a Tasman cabinet and is a beautiful radio.  I will be sending a ‘37 Zenith black dial to other pastures with the Scott coming home.  Looking forward to it!

Thanks again!

Ron in Tacoma

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It’s home!  Now to go through the electronics and have it playing. 


It's a beauty, Ronald!  Welcome to the forum!

Where'd you find it?


(Technically in Bellevue, though I work in Seattle...)

A friend of mine found it up in Bellingham and called to see if I would be interested. He has one and I had told him how much I liked his and if he ever thought of selling it let me know.  

palegreenthumb said:

It's a beauty, Ronald!  Welcome to the forum!

Where'd you find it?


(Technically in Bellevue, though I work in Seattle...)

Any chance it came from Jonathan Winters?

I may have looked at that radio myself, a couple years ago!

It lives!!

After checking the chassis out and ascertaining that it had indeed had new capacitors installed and they are of high quality we slowly brought up voltsge using a variac. At 50 volts there was a small light show in the 80 power tube so after dropping back to zero and checking the tube, a good one was installed and the processes restarted.   Around 90 volts we had sound and with a bit of tuning listened to a local station for a while.   We installed Sonny’s replacement dial strips and found the tensioner for the left dial  cord was broken.  Fashioned a new one, installed it and now it tunes correctly.  Spent a few hours polishing the power supply/amplifier and next to spend a much longer time polishing the main chassis.  I am very happy to finally have a nice, working Scott radio.  It has taken the place of honor  (and use) in the living room. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. 

A nice example. The Scott 2-Dial circa 1931 into early the first of the Scott chrome plated radios.

Reception starting 90 or 95 volts AC is about right.

Actually, the tube shields and coil covers are polished aluminum and will polish up like chrome plate with Mothers Mag Polish (from your local motor cycle shop and many auto supplies departments of other stores). Wear disposable gloves to avoid blackened finger).

Subsequent Scott models,  tube shields and coil covers are chrome plated, too, except some of the model Sixteen receivers of 1937-8 have aluminum tube covers of another style. 

I have the dial stringing repaired, a few other things taken care of and 8 hours or so of polishing and it looks good.  Of course it no longer plays but I figure that is just par for the course.  

I have a spare dual dial bezel and 5 original knobs I got off ebay a while back if you need them for your now great looking set if interested.

It looks like there may be an intermittent short between pins 1 and 2 of the 8 conductor cable, the filament wires.  I removed all the tubes from the receiver chassis and still read a lower resistance between these two pins which I could change by moving the wire.  

What have others used to replace this cable since the cloth covered one has been out-of-stock forever?  


 You are reading the resistance of the filament winding of the power transformer. 

I'm pretty sure Ronald removed the set plug from the power amplifier before conducting the test.  I predict that he will be retesting after removing the dial lights however.


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