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New material in Scott Info Archive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Jan 12. 8 Replies

Over 20 years ago, I started photocopying and cataloging magazine articles and ads for Scott radios. I tried to create an index for these as well. This past weekend, I finally scanned in all the…Continue

Schematic Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Oct 29, 2021. 2 Replies

I know - how am I asking this, right?   Does anyone know if there is a schematic showing the pin connections for the Philharmonic and/or Phantom FM sets with the Jones plug connectors?I can't seem to…Continue

Large collection purchased

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Oct 24, 2021. 5 Replies

Big news folks! This week I purchased and moved a fairly good size collection of Scotts. I got four cabinets, 3 of those with sets, and about another dozen tuners and amps. I'm working on matching…Continue

Small differences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Jul 8, 2021. 3 Replies

I've been doing a lot of detailed work on some Scott sets lately and I've had the opportunity to notice numerous small differences between sets of the same model.THis phot is one example...I've seen…Continue

 

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Kent King replied to Joe Miller's discussion AW23 Speaker Question
"What Thomas said tracks what I have seen. I have not identified a difference in the AW23 speaker connections for the tweeters. But I never say never with Scott sets... Kent"
Wednesday
Kent King replied to Igor Golioto's discussion On ebay, Vintage Complete Set Of Coils For Scott All Wave Superheterodyne
"Igor - I am always fascinated by how many things still slip past my Scott searches on ebay. I had missed this one. I don't need more of these myself, but I"m glad you posted in case someone here is looking. Kent"
Nov 22
Kent King commented on Jonathan Tipton's blog post Pointer Dial Philharmonic Cabinet?
"You may be in luck! I am also in Ohio and have a Warrington cabinet in nice shape cut for a pointer dial Philly. If you are interested, let me know and I'll send some pics.  Kent"
Nov 15
Scott Seickel commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"I have seen different colored coil forms as shown in your picture quite a few times.  I don't know why some are different, but there is no way all these transformers were replaced in the various sets that I have.  I would not worry…"
Nov 13
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"Interesting.  When you remove the 2nd IF, you might find a serial number scratched under the bottom plate.  If so and if not matching the receiver chassis, it was replaced.  The only IF transformer that is electrically different is…"
Nov 12
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"when doing alignment... Just realized the 2nd IF appears to be different than the others. Also, some windings are loose on the 3rd IF coil. So, I have enough parts sets, I think I'm going to swap out both the of them and try again. Not of work…"
Nov 12
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"A ground problem is a good possibility.  The IF is going into oscillation which may be caused by ineffective shielding or a bad or missing ground connection.  Loosen and tighten all screws holding the IF can and the nuts holding the tube…"
Nov 12
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"I had some time yesterday and went over it carefully. It doesn't completely match the schematic for either the 1939 Deluxe or the AM part of the FM Philly - it is a bit of both. For example - the 1st and 2nd IF tubes, the cathodes are grounded…"
Nov 12
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"Thanks everyone! I may not get back to it for a few days - work is annoyingly busy right now. I've got plenty of things to check - and Norman's suggestion just tells me it's been too long since I've done serious troubleshooting.…"
Nov 6
Scott Seickel commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"Seeing as thought the selectivity trimmers were moved on this set, I would check to see if the resonant frequency was moved out of range of adjustment.  The selectivity control works by detuning the stages a bit to broaden their response. …"
Nov 6
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"Inspect the 3rd IF for shorts or a miswire.  Norman "
Nov 6
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"OK...next puzzle: I verified my uA is working, and I was on the "wrong side" of the capacitor, so I got all that set up and now I've got a nice clean reading, 10 mV in is giving me around 25 uA...yay! The problem: only the last (4th)…"
Nov 6
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"A 100uA meter should be sufficient.  If you are only getting a uA or two, the IF is out of alignment.  I use a 50uA meter and have to turn down the signal generator to keep the current below 30uA while aligning.  You may have to…"
Nov 5
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"So, last question - the meter I used to use is no more. The lowest ranging meter I currently have is 100uA, which doesn't get a reading for the alignment. What meter do you all use for alignments? Kent"
Nov 5
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"The alignment guide I prepared follows the Scott instructions but presents the procedure much more clearly.  The guide was prepared for the pointer dial set but is applicable for the later models with minor changes such as placing the output…"
Nov 5
Kent King commented on Kent King's blog post Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control
"One last question....when you do an alignment on a Philly, do you follow Scott's instructions completely? If so, what meter do you use to get the very low (uA) level needed for this? Or do you have a different procedure? The meter I use barely…"
Nov 5

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Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control

Posted on November 4, 2022 at 7:45am 21 Comments

If anyone can look at the underside of a red-band Philharmonic Deluxe, I need to know where the switches and the variable capacitors should be at each end of the rotation. After recapping, I realized this set has been played with and I do not believe the shaft is properly aligned with the control. Any assistance would be appreciated!

BTW - this is not the same as a pointer dial set - the Deluxe has an extra wafer switch on the shaft - so hopefully someone has another Deluxe…

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Need help in greater LA area

Posted on October 27, 2022 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

If there are any folks on our forum who live in the greater LA area - could you please reach out to me at kent3256@hotmail.com?

I need some help in the next couple of weeks to get some sets moved around, I would be happy to compensate you for your time and trouble. 

Thanks!
Kent

Restored set for auction in central Ohio area

Posted on August 18, 2022 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

If you are within driving distance of central Ohio - this set is up for auciton:…

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Items for Sale

Posted on April 7, 2022 at 8:14pm 0 Comments

Everyone -

I have the following items for sale. Email me at kent3256@hotmail.com for more info. All of these are going to Kutztown, but if you email me and we make a deal beforehand, I'll make you a better deal....and all of these are reasonably priced, I need to thin things out around here.

1. Philharmonic Deluxe in a Warrington cabinet, tuner, amp and pedestal speaker, knobs, escutcheons - complete but unrestored.

2. Philharmonic pointer dial, remote control,…

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At 11:08am on April 27, 2022, Bill Whelan said…

Hi Mr. King-  I trust you have seen many of the customer cabinets that EH Scott customers commissioned in the 1930.  I a trying to identify if this cabinet originally has EH Scott electronics installed in it.  If not, any ideas?

 Thanks you, Bill Whelan

At 6:28pm on July 16, 2021, norman david warren said…

got the trimmer ok  Thanks  Norman W.

At 12:52am on July 29, 2018, Ralph Kearton said…

Hi Kent 

I'm Keen to get a copy or the collectors guide 

However I would need it shipped to NZ 

The eBay listing doesn't ship herec

Got any ideas as to. How I can get one 

I've just signed up to pay pal if that helps 

Cheers Ralph kearton

At 5:57pm on January 28, 2017, Kent King said…

that image is great! I will add it to the archive. Thank you!

At 2:50pm on January 28, 2017, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I hope this attachment works. I finished the composite figures 26 and 30 for the Late version 800B. I found this helpful in tracing out the electric tuning arrangement of the 800B receivers.

JoeIf this turns out to not be satisfactory resolution and detail, let me know and I will try sending the *.pdf file which is 5.3MB.

Joe

At 1:58pm on January 14, 2017, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I took a closer look at the Late 800B parts radio tuner chassis that I have. It is SN 6182 and I found its final test stamp inside the preset tuning assembly backplate and the date is Jan 15, 1947. So that one can be added to your database.

I took the time to take a good photo of the Late version 800B AM SW RF compartment underneath. This unit has never had any parts replaced in that area, so this part of it is unmolested. I had just noticed that the Early version SN 1035 that I have had already been worked on and there were some changes to bypass capacitor placement that I do not agree with. My intent is to put it back as close to original lead dress and parts placement as possible. Sometimes changes in part placement and lead dress can cause significant problems to develop and result in inability to properly align RF circuits.

Joe

At 7:34am on November 23, 2016, Kent King said…

Thanks you! I have added your cleaned up diagrams to the Scott Info Archive 800B folder. Your work is greatly appreciated!

Kent

At 4:50pm on November 21, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

Yes I am willing to contribute these for fellow members and others use. I enjoy doing this type of work. I was originally in product documentation at Collins Radio which included doing schematics.

Joe

At 8:00am on November 21, 2016, Kent King said…

Joe -

That's great...when you get them done, I will post them in the archive if you are willing. All such work helps everyone here. That is what this forum is all about!

Kent

At 1:04pm on November 20, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

I will be working on the late 800B schematics as time permits.

Joe

 
 
 

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