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Allwave 15 variations

Started Feb 7 0 Replies

I've had my AW15 in the Lido cabinet for over 30 years. Recently, it quit playing. This is significant because it was still sealed with rivets. To repair it, I was going to open a time capsule. I was…Continue

AW23 osc issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Feb 1. 9 Replies

Need ideas folks: I've got an AW23, fully restored, used to work well. Tried it this week and it powered up ok, but the neon VRs lit, dimmed as the tubes came alive and the went out. Set doesn't…Continue

Unusual amp chassis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman S Braithwaite Jan 23. 6 Replies

Folks - I have had this for years. I've asked before. We have a new, pretty active group here. What do you all think this might be. Speculate: what would the tube lineup be and why? I've long…Continue

Ravinia Grande cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Liers Dec 23, 2020. 4 Replies

Another collector on the forum asked if I had records on Ravinia Grande cabinets, how many and what sets...I haven't done that for any cabinet, but might be interesting to try with some of the…Continue

 

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Kent King replied to bruce edward's discussion Scott allwave 12 deluxe amp, can it power a allwave 23 tuner?
"Again, those speakers won't work with the AW23 either. Speakers in the 1930s are not like modern speakers, they have a field coil and are a part of the power supply. Different power supplies were designed to work with different models of…"
Feb 25
Kent King replied to bruce edward's discussion Scott allwave 12 deluxe amp, can it power a allwave 23 tuner?
"Bruce - Welcome! I sorry to say that the Allwave Deluxe amp cannot (for many reasons) power an AW23 set. It's not just a power supply, it is also an amplifier and the two different parts are not compatible. The AW23 power supply is relatively…"
Feb 24
Kent King replied to Lance Hughes's discussion SCOTT NAPIER ALLWAVE 12
"The grill cloth should not be glued, it is held in by the wood splines pressed into the notches around the edge. You have to remove the strips (they will break, almost unsaveable)). I replace them with screen door spine when putting the cloth back…"
Feb 23
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Interesting...is the power resistor open? I've seldom seen a bad divider in the AW23 sets. I don't part our salvageable sets, the ones on my parts line are way too far gone - often, they were missing major parts when I picked them up. I…"
Feb 19
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Thom - I have lots of parts chassis, if you can send me a pic or indication of which trimmer you need, I can pull one off a parts chassis. Anything else you need too...just let me know. It's possible your set went back to the factory and got…"
Feb 17
Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"For all of you discussing FM - I added a number of documents to the Archive tonight - Set Folders >> FM Tuner. There are a number of FM technical items for everyone. Kent"
Feb 12
Kent King replied to Michael Lawton's discussion Restoring My Scott SLRM
"Great - I'd still double check the wall outlet to be sure it is wired right. In most newer homes today, it isn't a problem, but I saw a house built in the late 80s that had a couple outlets wired incorrectly - you never know. Let us know…"
Feb 11
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Feb 10
Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Member Bill Liers makes a modern FM converter. I have one, it works great on my early FM sets. I don't have the thread handy but a quick search should find it, or send Bill a note for more info. Kent"
Feb 10
Kent King commented on Carlos Insa's photo
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"I agree, 12 tubes is almost certainly the Export set. Hopefully Carlos knows the date - I'd guess mid/late 1947. Kent"
Feb 10
Kent King commented on John Perry's blog post AW23 Tuner rebuild.
"John - You can run them without tweeters, but be sure to move the "dummy" speaker plug to the opposite side of the speaker base. The plug adds a resistive load when the tweeters are not used. Leaving it on the "tweeter" side will…"
Feb 9
Kent King replied to Michael Lawton's discussion Restoring My Scott SLRM
"It does say you need to have the "hot" side of the AC line to pin #1. I'd use a polarized plug and wire carefully to be sure it is set up that way. That still means you must trust the wiring where you plug it in - that's easily…"
Feb 9
Kent King commented on John Perry's blog post AW23 Tuner rebuild.
"John - I had the same thing happen on an AW15 I worked on not too long ago. The inner coil fell out of the outer coil. Like you, I put it back into the tube and secured it, set restored just fine. Regarding the trimmer being wide open - I…"
Feb 9
Kent King replied to Lars Edwards's discussion AW-12 Deluxe AVC-- IF alignment and part question
"Lars - The signal generator idea is good - you can create a very strong signal to see if the meter reacts. As Dave noted, the 12 doesn't have great meter action and Scott added another tube to increase the responsiveness in the 15. Still, you…"
Feb 8
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Feb 7
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Allwave 15 variations

I've had my AW15 in the Lido cabinet for over 30 years. Recently, it quit playing. This is significant because it was still sealed with rivets. To repair it, I was going to open a time capsule. I was also interested to see what the wiring looked like - we have many schematics for the AW15 - what would this chassis look like?The serial number is A-263. I don't have any confirmed dates in prefix A, but 263 is early, since all the AW15 sets begin at 250 in each prefix. The set has a 55 detector,…See More
Feb 7

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AW23 Alignment issue

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 5:06pm 8 Comments

Looking for ideas - I haven't dug into this too far yet.

I recapped an AW23 (late) and I'm now working on the alignment. Voltage checks were in spec. IF alignment went right by the service data and trimmed out nicely. By the time I got back to the 1st IF, I had significantly reduced the generator output to keep the meter from going over - gain was excellent. On to AM band - 1400 trimmer is super close, slight tweak and then dial down to 600. At about 750, the two neon VR tubes…

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Auction find

Posted on July 26, 2020 at 2:18pm 3 Comments

Picked up this one at an auction in Indiana. Disgustingly dirty, but salvageable. Had the 15 in speaker, tweeters, and a Tauscher sound board! Cabinet is good to start...the whole set will require a lot of work but will be saved.

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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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

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

800B%20Tech%20Service%20manual_4-1%20web.jpg

800B%20Tech%20Service%20manual_4-3.jpg

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

 
 
 

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