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McMurdo Silver Masterpiece 1 Completed Restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 2, 2020. 2 Replies

A fellow esteemed forum member inquired for my services a number of months back regarding an electrical restoration of his Masterpiece 1.  One of several currently known examples, they originally…Continue

E.H. Scott Chatham Cabinet Restoration Completed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Aug 11, 2019. 1 Reply

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ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: E.H. SCOTT AC-10

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron May 12, 2019. 47 Replies

This restoration topic will cover an electrical restoration of the rare E.H. Scott AC-10 radio set.  Prior to the chrome years, preceding sets including the AC-10 were offered through custom set…Continue

ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: All Wave 12 Deluxe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 16, 2019. 39 Replies

Hello all,I have started another E.H. Scott restoration and wanted to share my progress for those interested.  Pictured is an early version AW12 Deluxe with AVC (Wunderlich tube) housed in an early…Continue

 

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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"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…"
Sep 1
julie roach commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"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…"
Sep 1
David C. Poland commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"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.…"
Aug 31
julie roach commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"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…"
Aug 31
Scott Seickel commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"Julie,  that cabinet is called the "Plymouth".  Beautiful radio you have there. "
Aug 31
julie roach commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"Thanks for the info, I will check out the manuals.  Glad I joined!"
Aug 30
Kent King commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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TASMAN AW12 RESTORATION #43

"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.…"
Aug 29
julie roach commented on Jon Ketron's photo
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"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…"
Aug 29
Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Glad to help Rob.  Good luck on your rebuild! Jon"
Feb 16, 2020
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Feb 13, 2020
Jon Ketron replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece 1 Completed Restoration
"Hi Rodney,  I agree, similarities are indeed present.  Thank you for your interest and comments.  Glad you enjoyed the video. Jon"
Feb 2, 2020
Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Rob, After plotting values on a chart, my findings indicate the pot is indeed linear.  Original control within the Masterpiece VI I am servicing appears to utilize two separate pots sandwiched together.  Front section 500K ohm Back…"
Feb 2, 2020
palegreenthumb replied to Jon Ketron's discussion McMurdo Silver Masterpiece 1 Completed Restoration
"Wow, great pics, Jon, and very nice resto work! It's interesting how similar to an MPII it looks underneath."
Jan 28, 2020
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McMurdo Silver Masterpiece 1 Completed Restoration

A fellow esteemed forum member inquired for my services a number of months back regarding an electrical restoration of his Masterpiece 1.  One of several currently known examples, they originally came in two flavors.  Early versions (this example) were brass plate with painted transformers/speaker.  Later versions were chrome plated leading up to Masterpiece II production.McMurdo Silver produced the Masterpiece 1 between 1931-1932, it's direct competition was the E.H. Scott All-wave 12.  Build…See More
Jan 26, 2020
Jon Ketron replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"Hi Rob, I received your voice message, apologies for not returning your call sooner.  Dave had also contacted me mentioning your question here on the forum.  I still have the customers Masterpiece VI here at the house.  Let me…"
Jan 26, 2020

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