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Hi,
I have decided to go the route of building a cabinet for my All-Wave 23. Although it may be one of the more common cabinets I believe that the Waverley Grande is located just within the outermost boundary of my woodworking ability, and I find the “Swedish Moderne” styling and cabinet proportions very pleasing. I plan on including a Garrard RC88 changer within the cabinet as that is a unit that I am familiar with and should not be too difficult to procure. I am currently in the planning stages for the cabinet.
I have a “rough idea” of the dimensions of this cabinet, but was wondering if any member owning a Waverly-Grande might be able to supply some actual dimensions for the cabinet? I believe that I only need 5 or 6 dimensions to be able to start laying pencil to paper (however, the general rule of - the best laid plans of mice and men – may take precedence  ).
The will be an adaptation but I would like to keep it as close to the original as possible.
Thanks very much,
Fran

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Nice work, Fran. 

The few Scott cabinets with phonos I have seen, and the couple I own, have a duplex receptacle screwed to the cabinet bottom near the back edge. The amp and phono are both plugged into it. The phono should have its own power switch.

If you can find a vintage extension cord, some had a brown plastic duplex receptacle with provision to screw it to the base board of the room - common  before the 1950s a room may only one or two wall outlets. The power cord to the duplex receptacle is like the set power cord - brown cloth covered 2 wire cord. 

FYI,  Scott was supplying Garrard changers starting about 1936 with the RC-10 and RC-30 with magnetic or crystal pickup. Some had pot metal problems with the frame. RC-80 or RC-88 would be good and maybe easier to restore.

photo of the original A/C duplex receptacle on the bottom of my MAYFAIR radio/phono credenza housing my Scott Masterpiece.

Note it is brown Bakelite & surface mounted.  I replaced the original cloth covered power cord with new repo cloth covered power cord about 6 ft long. The radio and what ever phono each plug into it.

Vintage surface mount A/C receptacle in my Scott MAYFAIR radio/phono cabinet.

Sorry   - Photo will not upload.

Sorry - trouble with the photo

trying again

Hi David,

Thanks for your attempt to post photos. I did happen to locate a photo of what appears to be an original installation here in the photos section (who knew I might find Scott photos there...! :-)) it came up on page 77 of the photos and was posted by Merle Jones on April 11, 2012. It is a rear view showing what looks like a duplex electrical socket that is mounted between 2 blocks of wood. Very rudimentary. UL might have a field day!

I did confirm with another owner of a similar Scott installation that this was one of the ways that it was accomplished.

I am taking a similar (but I hope safer) road for my installation. I happen to be working on the wiring at this time. I am mounting a metal utility box (painted brown) on the side of the case just below the receiver shelf. it contains a triplex socket. I am using the GE Variable Reluctance cartridge, so am also utilizing a preamp. I wish to be able to disconnect the preamp when not using the record changer.

The bottom plug on the triplex socket will receive its power through the usual switch on the side of the cabinet. The remaining 2 plugs will also receive power through the "master" switch on the side of the cabinet, but will go through a second switch mounted on the turntable motor board. This will enable me to switch off the power to the changer and preamp when only the radio is required.

I should have photos to post within a few days (I hope).

Thank you so much for the support.

Fran 

Greetings and Happy New Year to fellow members!

I have completed the installation of the All Wave 23 components into the finished cabinet and am very pleased with the results. 

There were a number of changes in direction between the desire to construct the cabinet and the actual finished product.  The largest directional change occurred with the realization of my limitations as a finish carpenter (and master procrastinator).  So, although I did complete all of the plans for the construction and start the actual build, my carpenter friend put "saw to wood" and completed the finished product for which I am eternally grateful!

The only items that are still needed to complete the radio are:

1.  the correct tuning knob (hopefully I will be able to follow through with Mike Hadley's brilliant tutorial on   constructing wooden Knobs).

2.  The correct tuning bezel with the magnifier for the rotating micrometer dial,

All in good time!

Thanks to all for the encouragement to complete this project...Only took me 30 years!

Having trouble with pictures will try again.

The Front

The Record Changer compartment

The back

Fran,

Absolutely beautiful! I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks!

Tom

Fran Mayer said:

Greetings and Happy New Year to fellow members!

I have completed the installation of the All Wave 23 components into the finished cabinet and am very pleased with the results. 

There were a number of changes in direction between the desire to construct the cabinet and the actual finished product.  The largest directional change occurred with the realization of my limitations as a finish carpenter (and master procrastinator).  So, although I did complete all of the plans for the construction and start the actual build, my carpenter friend put "saw to wood" and completed the finished product for which I am eternally grateful!

The only items that are still needed to complete the radio are:

1.  the correct tuning knob (hopefully I will be able to follow through with Mike Hadley's brilliant tutorial on   constructing wooden Knobs).

2.  The correct tuning bezel with the magnifier for the rotating micrometer dial,

All in good time!

Thanks to all for the encouragement to complete this project...Only took me 30 years!

Having trouble with pictures will try again.

Fran;

Excellent, now for many happy hours of well earned listening,

Mike

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