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Small differences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Jul 8. 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

Scott speakers

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Apr 29. 14 Replies

I am in the process of restoring a Phantom Deluxe remote control chassis. It uses the later, long amp. For testing, I pulled the 15 inch speaker out of my other Phantom Deluxe in the Stratford, and…Continue

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


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Kent King replied to Felix-A. Gravel's discussion One-Owner McMurdo-Silver Masterpiece VI found in Canada
"Felix - If you can find a copy of the McMurdo-Silver "Times" (a.k.a. his "Scott News"), volume 4 no 10 (Aug 1937) has something with Mr Publow as well.  He's mentioned in a Feb 1938 issue of Allwave Radio as a runner…"
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Yes, I had those...thanks Karl!! Kent"
Karl Sherwin replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, I had posted this before, but not sure you got it - My AM FM Philharmonic: Tuner LL471, Amp RR-339. Thanks, Karl"
Robert Feenstra replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Only 27 more to go!"
Michael Lawton replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi Kent, Not sure if You caught it from the picture of the serial number plate I posted when I was refurbishing my SLRM, but the number is 2446. Also, my 800B tuner is 1405."
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Thanks F-414 is new for the list. I don't count (but do keep) 800B numbers as well. Kent"
Robert Feenstra replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I have an Allwave 15 parts chassis (someday maybe I'll rebuild it!) SN F414. And, an 800B chassis SN 800 6652."
Sep 11
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Just to bring this thread up and provide an update: I was fortunate to obtain over a dozen "new" serial numbers in the past month. While it is an unusual number of finds, it has brought us to 1972 serial numbers - 28 short of 2000. I have…"
Sep 11
Kent King commented on Jon Ketron's photo


"Julie - Well, now I see why you couldn't find the serial number. This is a 1931 Allwave 12 2-dial set, and these were built just before Scott started using serial numbers. The cabinet you have is called the Plymouth, made by Rockford Peerless.…"
Aug 29
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Thom - Short answer - yes...I have a couple. I know other collectors who have them too. Kent"
Aug 27
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Todd - All the known Scott News are scanned in and in the archive.  Scott - I have a lot of items I have scanned but not yet organized into the archive. I want everything as searchable PDF files, so that we can do text searches for things. I…"
Aug 26
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Todd - What does the cover of your sales brochure look like? Can you scan it? I can date it to about June/Summer of 1940. There are variations of it, I'm curious what is on your cover page. Thanks! Kent"
Aug 25
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Yes, Scott used a variety of letterhead content over the years. The organ player blue letterhead first appears in Dec 1933 and runs into early 1940. There is an early version with a different type font in orange used in 1932-33. The detail and deco…"
Aug 24
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"The letter appears to be one of Scott's typical "push to buy now" letters, very nice. I love the content on the back - clearly notes about receptions he experienced. I'm going to try to enlarge and write down what is there, to…"
Aug 24
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Todd - have moved into the myriad versions of price lists! These things drive me nuts: different colors, different prices, some have codes on them that appear to be regions of the US, and the splash date on the front varies or is not there…"
Aug 20
Kent King replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave Antenna
"Todd - that's a great scan and not the document I was thinking of....this one is far rarer than the later one (made around the time of the Laureate 1940/41. This dates from spring 1935 and is hard to find. Don't lose this one! I'm…"
Aug 18

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The FM Phantom that wasn't

Posted on March 14, 2021 at 10:40pm 3 Comments

So this interesting chassis landed here this weekend, thanks to fellow member Dave Poland. He brought me a Phantom Deluxe, but I quickly realized, it was originally supposed to be an FM Phantom. In the first two pictures, note the plugged tube holes and the plugs and extra holes on the side of the chassis.…


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…


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!


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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…


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.


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


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


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

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


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


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.





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