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Comment by David C. Poland on September 1, 2021 at 5:32pm

This Scott site also has example price list(s) in the set folders, which list include the then available cabinets at additional cost, most of which were exclusive to Scott customers, many built by Rockford Peerless Furniture Co, Rockford IL.

Even today, Scott collectors consider the radio and the cabinet separately in arriving at a price. Some higher end and rare cabinets are worth more than the radio in it.

Scott's made his initial reputation when he built a superheterodyne radio and proceeded to log Chicago station broadcasts all the way to his mid 1920's journey to New Zealand, and daily description back by wire to the station as verification of program content.

Comment by julie roach on September 1, 2021 at 12:12am

Very interesting about the cabinet names, I never knew that, although I did know he was from there.  My husband told me Scott made a world record from there picking up a US station on his radio.  I recently freshened up the finish on the cabinet, it was pretty dinged up over the years, mostly our fault, we've had it for 30 years.  I was very careful about the grill cloth, it's really pretty and I knew I would never find it. That Tasman is beautiful, kind of a fancier version of the Plymouth. Lots of good information from people on this group, we have been searching for our cabinet for years and just one day on this site and we have not only the name, but the original brochure and instruction booklet!  Thanks!!

Comment by David C. Poland on August 31, 2021 at 10:04pm

Julie, your Scott 2-DIAL looks very nice in the PLYMOUTH lowboy cabinet. You cabinet looks very original suggesting it has always been in a living room environment. You have the original speaker cloth for which there is no reproduction available. Same cloth design as Jon's TASMAN lowboy above.

FYI - Your cabinet and many other Scott cabinet names are city names in New Zealand, E H Scott's birthplace.

Comment by julie roach on August 31, 2021 at 5:15pm

I have really been enjoying all the pictures of the gorgeous Scotts.  It makes me happy to see how many people are keeping these beautiful radios alive!  My husband and I have over 100 table radios and about 20 consoles, and the Scott has always been our favorite!

Comment by Scott Seickel on August 31, 2021 at 4:55pm

Julie,  that cabinet is called the "Plymouth".  Beautiful radio you have there. 

Comment by julie roach on August 30, 2021 at 12:08am

Thanks for the info, I will check out the manuals.  Glad I joined!

Comment by Kent King on August 29, 2021 at 9:24pm

Julie - Well, now I see why you couldn't find the serial number. This is a 1931 Allwave 12 2-dial set, and these were built just before Scott started using serial numbers. The cabinet you have is called the Plymouth, made by Rockford Peerless. These sets are great players - good sound, lots of fun to tune on short've got coils and all - that is a wonderful set. If you look in the "Scott Info Archive" link at the top of the page, go to "Set Folders" and then to ""Allwave (2-dial)", you can find manuals and info on this model.  Welcome!!


Comment by julie roach on August 29, 2021 at 6:43pm

Beautiful radio, my husband has a Scott allwave 12 in a similar cabinet, but not quite the same.  We have never been able to determine what cabinet it is.  I has ROCKFORD PEERLESS FURNITURE COMPANY ROCKFORD ILLINOIS stamped on  the bottom of the cabinet.  I cleaned and refinished it recently and added a piece of lucite on the top so we can display the radio with the lid open.  Although I will miss seeing people's faces when we open the top and they see the chrome!  Hopefully someone knows what cabinet we have. Best wishes!

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