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Allwave 15 variations

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley on Thursday. 2 Replies

Even Scott acknowledged different versions of the Allwave 15. In the 1936 Accessories brochure, they list spare tubes for the Type I, 2 and 3 AW15. The major differences are in the mixer tube (could…Continue

Revise Web Site - Member Input WANTED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Aug 21. 10 Replies

I'd like some member input here!Our current provider doesn't have an ideal format for what we need/use for our web site. Some folks post to blogs, some to forums. Forum messages are all lumped…Continue

FM Tuner problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Liers Jun 20. 8 Replies

I am restoring my FM Tuner. I have discovered it is different than the factory diagram (not a huge surprise with Scott). Note the difference in the eye tube circuit - clearly original wiring, but…Continue

Scott items for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Jun 18. 19 Replies

I spoke with a gentleman yesterday who has a number of Scott items he wants to sell. If you have any interest in these, please message me and I can provide more info. I do not have…Continue

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mike hadley replied to Kent King's discussion Allwave 15 variations
"My allwave fifteen serial f371 has the two red antenna posts and the switch on the rear apron It has a wunderlich detector with a dark red socket, the right hand control is variable sensitivity, tube lineup is 56 triodes and 58 pentodes, there are…"
Thursday
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Allwave 15 variations
"Suggestion:   1) Also include the antenna post arrangement. All AW-15 sets have the usual black Ground post and black Antenna post. But early AW-15's also a pair of red antenna posts for a special short wave antenna along with a rear apron…"
Thursday
Kent King replied to Eddie Watts's discussion Scott News upload - how?
"For all of you...email me at kent3256@hotmail.com and I can provide a link to a OneDrive folder where you can upload files. From there, I can manage them into the archive. So please - if you have something to share that you don't see in the…"
Thursday
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Allwave 15 variations

Even Scott acknowledged different versions of the Allwave 15. In the 1936 Accessories brochure, they list spare tubes for the Type I, 2 and 3 AW15. The major differences are in the mixer tube (could be 58, 57 or 2A7), the 2nd detector (Wunderlich or 55), also the right hand control varies (3 position, variable, etc.). I've got detailed info on about a dozen AW15 sets. By serial numbers, we have almost 250 sets. Researching these differences is difficult, some sets were modified when returned…See More
Thursday
Kent King replied to Eddie Watts's discussion Scott News upload - how?
"I'll send you instructions via email. - Kent"
Wednesday
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"If you ever need some caps, I've been saving them for years and have (most likely) more than I will ever use. Let me know when you are restoring and what you need... Kent"
Nov 23
Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"This seems like a good place to tell everyone: Dave Poland brought me his <early> FM Philharmonic manual. The one here on the site was a <late> version, several differences were found in the early manual. I have updated the folder in the…"
Nov 21
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"I save all the original caps when I recap a set and then I melt the guts out and reuse the tubes for restuffing. This gives me actual original cap bodies for a rebuild. I don't do it for every set I work on, but if it is a very rare set or has…"
Nov 21
Kent King replied to David W's discussion K-345
"Yes, an antenna switch, a small optional device. The fellow that had the set originally probably liked listening to both AM and the SW bands. I hope you are able to locate the amp and speaker too.  One word: do not attempt to operate the set…"
Nov 19
Kent King replied to David W's discussion K-345
"Yes, the set is 4 bands. AM and 3 SW bands. They are controlled by the lever under the dial window. The owner's manual is in the info archive here, that should tell you about the controls, tubes and the additional parts of the set I…"
Nov 19
Kent King replied to David W's discussion K-345
"Of, the Allwave 15 sets were introduced in April 1934 and were gone just over a year later. Any literature you have later is probably Scott mailings. The company often tried to get past owners to update/upgrade their sets. Kent"
Nov 19
Kent King replied to David W's discussion K-345
"David - From the serial number and tube count, you have a Scott Allwave XV receiver. There should also be an amp/power supply with 3 tubes and a 12in speaker. There are manuals and information here on the site in the "Scott Info Archive"…"
Nov 19
Kent King replied to Karl Sherwin's discussion Looking for a Hi Fi Crossover Box
"Sometime when you come up I'll scan it on my good scanner and make a searchable PDF. Thanks! Kent"
Nov 13
Kent King replied to Karl Sherwin's discussion Looking for a Hi Fi Crossover Box
"Thanks for checking. I'm still only aware of that one FM Philly manual."
Nov 13

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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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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

aka pslmsngr

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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