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Being sequestered

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Mar 28. 1 Reply

OK folks, since many of us are stuck at home - what Scott projects are you working on? We've seen a lot from Rob, he's keeping busy! I have started to scan all the correspondence I have...many…Continue

ARCI (Illinois) meet this August

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith Apr 18, 2019. 3 Replies

Folks -I am honored to have been asked to speak at the Illinois radio meet on Sat Aug 3. The theme for their meet is Art Deco and my talk will be about Scott in the Art Deco era. I've got some ideas…Continue

Scott Telecator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Jan 21, 2019. 1 Reply

Having searched for years, I was very lucky this month to acquire a Scott Telecator. This device predates Scott radio, circa 1919-1920. His invention was patented and generated enough money that…Continue

Scott Special available

Started Mar 31, 2017 0 Replies

I am assisting another individual in helping sell a Scott Special Communications Receiver. It is on a custom built rolling stand, with the original speaker and amplifier. Based on the serial number,…Continue

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Kent King posted a status
"I have added over 20 new files to the archive today. See the new Sales Materials folder."
Sunday
Kent King commented on Jiri Placek's blog post E.H. Scott Historical Society - Scott News
"Michael - The original doc files are not compatible and don't have images, long story but the last of these was done in 1999 on Word 2.0. I have several sets of the originals, I just haven't had time to scan them. I'll try to get to…"
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Collector's Guide

The Collector's Guide is still available...if you don't have a copy, it is a great reference to everything Scott. Email me at kent3256@hotmail.com for more information!  - Kent
Friday
Kent King posted a status
"Check out new content in the Info Archive!"
Friday
Kent King replied to Jiri Placek's discussion How to select non-noisy tubes?
"Scott recommended Sylvania tubes in the late 30s. I have certainly used other brands with good results.  Kent"
Mar 29
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Mar 28
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Being sequestered
"One more this morning...a series of letters between Mr. R. H. Kuhnert and Scott regarding the purchase and problems of a set in 1933-1934. Note in the very last letter (Oct 1934), Scott mentions the two-speed tuning control. It is things like this…"
Mar 28
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Being sequestered

OK folks, since many of us are stuck at home - what Scott projects are you working on? We've seen a lot from Rob, he's keeping busy! I have started to scan all the correspondence I have...many hundreds of pages of letters to and from Scott Labs.  So...in the Scott Info Archive, I have added a folder "Correspondence". I've put one neat story out there. As I get more scanned, I'll add them. I'm hoping to make the files searchable, so we can find key words and such in all the documents. If you all…See More
Mar 28
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"I'll echo the above comments - this is very likely factory - even if the cap has been replaced, Scott was using an FP cap with clamp on most of the large sets after 1939."
Mar 20
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Have you looked at the expander documentation in the Archive? Should be under accessories. The expander circuit is sensitive to component issues - I strongly recommended new capacitors throughout the circuit and check all resistors to spec…"
Mar 17
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Tom - I got your PM, thanks. For everyone's reference: I'll take any serial numbers, even off "parts" sets. Thanks! Kent"
Mar 16
Kent King replied to Brad Winder's discussion Scott AC10 ??
"Thanks Brad! That is the best new find of 2020 so far. Super set!"
Mar 15
Kent King replied to Brad Winder's discussion Scott AC10 ??
"Brad - If you have a chance, please post the pics you have on FB over here...too nice not to share! Kent"
Mar 15
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Thanks, new number for the database. It must have been built in Dec 1937 or later, based on the number.  Kent"
Mar 14
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"What is the serial number? I can't make it out. thanks!!"
Mar 13

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Phish Tales

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:33am 0 Comments

All - The moderators removed an account that was a bit "phishy" today. We try hard to keep these folks off the forum, but every once in awhile, one gets in. Please ignore/delete any questionable messages and let's keep on talking Scotts!

Kent

Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:04am 1 Comment

I've spent several days working on a particularly difficult chassis and learned something I thought I'd share. First, here is what I had to start with: A nice single chassis Super XII. The IF aligned beautifully, and the 3 SW bands also aligned "by the book". The set sounded great on any SW band, AM was basically dead. There are only 3 things that are AM only, so I verified each coil. While checking continuity on the oscillator coil, I happened to notice that the 1K resistor seemed to move a…

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Super XII Restoration

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:48pm 8 Comments

A Fast Tour

 

The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:

 

And underneath we have:…

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Shield Grid 9 SW coils

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:03pm 1 Comment

Scott made plug-in SW coils for the Shield Grid 9. I'm researching them a bit and I could use more data points. If ANY of you have some of the SG9 SW coils, please contact me. I've got a few questions for you. Thanks!

Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 4:54pm on March 3, 2010, Merle Jones said…
Hello Kent, long time since we've last spoke. Thanks for the invite. I look forward to conversing with you and all the other Scott collectors and seeing their nice radios. -Merle
At 6:34pm on May 23, 2011, Thomas Day said…

Kent;

In a post you mentioned having a check list for the allwave 23. Is there a link to that here?

Having a new transformer made and want to be sure everything else is good. The power supply had been re capped at some point. Haven't looked at the main chassis yet except to determine that it needed one tube which I have replaced. I have the operation and service manuals coming from Great Northern.

Thanks

Thom

At 10:20pm on April 1, 2012, Renee A. Zeller said…

Kent.....thank you..... I would love more information on the Sheraton cabinet with a Laureate chassis  - if you could provide some PDF's that would be wonderful.  This has been sitting in the corner of my Great Grandfathers cabin ever since I was young.....I never realized what it was until last summer when I uncovered it and looked at it....but I finally took some pictures so I could ask about it.  Thank you again for your time.....I may bug you again with a few more questions when I take a look at it closer this Spring when I am up North at the cabin!  Renee:).   If you'd like to email the PDF's my e-mail is renee54636@charter.net   Thanks:)

At 11:35am on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Kent, got a quick question.  In photos 19 thru 24 of your photos, what is that device?  I have something like that has either 5 or 6 of those tubes.

Thanks,

Richard

At 4:05pm on December 28, 2012, Kent King said…

That is the Scott FM converter...it changes 88-108 FM down to 42-50 so that the older FM tuners could receive the modern band established post-war. The 717A tubes are used in a number of higher frequency applications. If your device has 5 or 6 of them, it could be most anything....

At 7:46pm on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Thanks,

I'll have to dig it out of the garage tomorrow.  Maybe I can find out more info from google, now what I know it is.

Richard

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At 8:23pm on March 2, 2013, Steve Boracchia said…

Hi Kent,

I am not sure what to do with this one.  I thought I may be able
to strip it and re-crome, but that would stretch my abilities quite a bit. 
I'm sure I  could get it to work if it was just a re-capp and resistor/coil
check, its not so difficult electrically. All the parts are there. The cabinet is nice, the original owner stripped it so it just needs a refinish.  I really don’t want to pay
much for a good chassis, so I am not sure what to do.  I'll have to check
the serial number and get back to you.

Steve

At 7:49am on March 4, 2013, Kent King said…

Steve -

I would like the serial number for my research. Actually, rechroming a 23 will probably cost as much (if not more) than locating a nice chassis....so it you want to get it operating, I'd say "Go for it". You are right, even if it isn't pretty, you will be able to make it play, and it will sound great. It's worth the effort! If you need anything along the way, just ask, folks here are always glad to help!

Kent

At 8:38am on December 28, 2013, Darrell Schneider said…

Hi Kent,

Working on pics and serial #'s, but what is meant by the term "Serbs"?

Thanks, Darrell

At 6:33pm on November 19, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I have been cleaning up the schematic for the early (Feb. 1946) schematics for the 800B. Here are those two pages. I am working on another page that combines the radio tuner circuit and the electric tuning circuit on one page. The paper size is printable on 11 X 17 inch paper for the two files included here.

Joe

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