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Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Sep 26, 2019. 8 Replies

I recently purchased an interesting letter from Mr. Scott to a customer. It includes the original envelope dated Feb. 25, 1938. I assume such a letter went out to many customers at the same time.Does…Continue

Interesting Scott factory tool on eBay

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith May 13, 2019. 6 Replies

This coil winder is said to be an original tool from the Scott factory. It is interesting how almost  anything with the name E. H. Scott attached to it is offered at such a high price.…Continue

Philharmonic (and others): What styles of knobs used and when? (plastic, wood, pinch, metal, etc.)

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Willenborg Apr 8, 2019. 30 Replies

This ebay auction, ending in moments, is already bid up to $227.50 for a nice set of knobss for a Philharmonic. Wow…Continue

Apparently rare Scott Cathedral Console cabinet for sale in CT

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Mar 9, 2019. 20 Replies

I just noticed something that might interest someone on this site.It is a…Continue

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Ken Carr replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Regarding the New England Wireless and Steam Museum, I am a volunteer there. Most of the volunteers are of the steam persuasion. I and a few others are radio guys. We are in the process of building a radio repair workshop. Once that is done we hope…"
Nov 30, 2019
Ken Carr replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Kent, I will make a high res. scan of the letter and envelope soon. It will be sent to you."
Sep 26, 2019
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Ken & all - I located the intro letter series for the Phantom Deluxe tonight and scanned it in. It is too large to attach here, but is available in the Info Archive > Set Folders > Phantom. Look for Phantom-Deluxe-Intro-Letters-1939.pdf.…"
Sep 26, 2019
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Oh, I've been focused on Scott collecting since the late 80s, about 30 years now. - Kent"
Sep 26, 2019
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Ken - Can you send me a scan of the letter, or a really nice photo image? I'd like to add this to my archive.  SOMEDAY (really folks!), I'm going to scan in a lot of the material I have and create an online, searchable…"
Sep 26, 2019
Ken Carr replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Kent … Interesting analysis. It is a neat letter even though the signature may be stamped. Complete sets! You must have been collecting these letters for some time. I like having something like this to go along with the Scott radios (no 16…"
Sep 25, 2019
Kent King replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"A number of years ago, I analyzed over a hundred examples I have in my archive. I identified about 7 or maybe 8 different stamped signatures used over the years. I suspect this is one of the stamps. Here's the twist - this isn't really a…"
Sep 25, 2019
Ken Carr replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Thanks, Norman. I did notice that it was not exactly the same as the signature seen in magazine advertisements. It’s always good to hear from our West Coast Scott historian!"
Sep 22, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Ken Carr's discussion Did E, H. Scott hand sign letters to customers?
"Cover letters for promotional letters usually has a rubber stamp signature.  The signature on your letter appears to be an original signature. Norman "
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I recently purchased an interesting letter from Mr. Scott to a customer. It includes the original envelope dated Feb. 25, 1938. I assume such a letter went out to many customers at the same time.Does anyone know if these letters were individually signed or was an autopen of some sort used?A copy of the letter is attached.See More
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At 6:01am on August 12, 2012, Ralph Kearton said…

Hi Ken, Thank you just back from vacation and thought i would reply

I was born just 200miles from Scott sometime later!

largely unknown in New Zealand out side of old radio circles

own a 800b chassis in very good order

know of less than 6 scotts in new zealand

Will get a few photos up soon

Thanks again

Ralph

 

At 10:41pm on January 14, 2014, Ron Ramirez said…

Hi Ken

Thanks for the note. Sorry for the late reply. I moved in October and haven't been on here until now. Regarding the Philharmonic speaker, I have done nothing to it so far. A collector I know swears by mineral oil on (dusted off) cones, but I have never used the stuff. Thanks for the kind words regarding the Philco book, I appreciate it.

At 12:24pm on January 15, 2014, Ron Ramirez said…

I would suggest gentle brushing of the cone with a small 100% Genuine Bristle paint brush.

At 5:53pm on January 18, 2015, Rocco John Wittwer said…

Hi Ken. Thanks for the welcoming !  I've posted several photos of my Scott radio set and I hope someone can identify what exactly I have here... and hopefully a rough idea what it's worth

Thanks again

Rocco

At 3:51pm on February 25, 2017, Ray Ruhlen said…

Born in Rhode Island, but have come a long way. Now living in Seattle, WA with my wife, Sharron, and two cats. Daughter lives a little north with her family and son lives in Hood River, Or with HIS family. Four grandchildren they keep us busy.

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Envelope for Allwave Deluxe Instructions

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 11:30am 4 Comments

I recently received the original envelope that the instruction manual for my AW Deluxe 12 came in. I have attached here a scan of the really neat cachet from the left side of the envelope.

Unfortunately there was no postal date stamp since a precancel stamp was…

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My Philharmonic featured on SWLing Blog Post

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 1:14pm 5 Comments

I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.

Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio. 

I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.

You can check it out at: …

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Replacing the 7 capacitors in the Bass Box

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

My Philharmonic had a number of problems when I first began to repair it. Once all the major problems were taken care of (thanks mostly due to several very helpful people on this forum) I finally got around to the nasty bits. There is rectangular box under the chassis which I think is called the Bass Boost Box. All seams are fully soldered together and the wires that leave it come out just one hole. It was recommended that I change out all of those capacitors. I saved that job for…

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WTWW Christmas Photograph

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 8:52pm 8 Comments

The shortwave station WTWW runs a Christmas event each year. They ask listeners to submit a photograph of the radio you are using while listening to Christmas music on their station. 

Last year I submitted a photo of a Zenith Trans-Oceanic I was using.

This year I took a photo of the Scott Philharmonic which I recently put back together and placed in my radio room so I can use it. My photo is below. ( the knobs are all wrong - someday I will find a set).…

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