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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 bruce edward's discussion FrankenScott cabinet , can anyone ID this one?
"The serial number puts it firmly in early 1933. I'm with Dave on the extra controls: the only way to figure it out will be to open the set up and trace the extra controls and sketch them into a schematic. The functions should become…"
29 minutes ago
Kent King replied to Bob Cofer's discussion 12 tube chassis Identification.
"The mystery tube is very likely the Wunderlich detector. In the archive area, go to Set Folders, Allwave Deluxe and you want the 1933 Allwave Deluxe Rider schematic - should match your set pretty closely. Scott's were custom built, so there…"
14 hours ago
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"I'll get it right out!"
Friday
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"I'll check...I may have one. They are more fragile than you might expect. Kent"
Thursday
Kent King replied to Scott Seickel's discussion Drilling Gothic Grande Cabinet for 9 Knob Set
"Scott - I have a remote control pointer Philly available. I also have my reservations in for Kutztown in May. If you are interested, we can probably work something out. Kent"
Wednesday
Kent King replied to Brad Winder's discussion Did Scott advertise 25 cycle sets?
"Brad - They did advertise a 25/50 cycle supply for the 1931 Allwave (2-dial) set, it is shown in the price lists. I also have a 25-cycle Philharmonic. The amp chassis is abut 3/4 in longer to accommodate the <huge> transformer needed for 25…"
Tuesday
Kent King replied to David C. Poland's discussion Crossover for 1940-41 optional hi-fi system
"Well, I finally had time to work on my network and get it working. I wound up making a couple interesting widgets. The black box has a "standard" Scott set plug receptacle that converts it to a Jones plug male to go into a later amp. The…"
Jan 16
Kent King commented on Bob Cofer's photo
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"Nice, Allwave 12 two-dial set. Family looks well off, as you'd expect with them owning a Scott. With the lamp on the set, it would be difficult to swap out the AM/SW coils."
Jan 16
Kent King replied to John Chidgey's discussion Additional mounting hole
"It probably had an outboard expander unit, this would be for the expander control. Usually, a factory add would have the escutcheon labeled "Expander" but if it was done later, it could be whatever was available. Kent"
Jan 15
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Jan 15
Kent King replied to Bob Cofer's discussion Napier cabinet veneer
"Sorry, here is a shot of the whole set:"
Jan 13
Kent King replied to Bob Cofer's discussion Napier cabinet veneer
"Here are some pics of my cabinet, this is original, and I used a flash as it was dark near the floor. Kent"
Jan 13
Kent King replied to Bob Cofer's discussion Napier cabinet veneer
"I'll take some pics of mine - I have the same set as the one on ebay, an Allwave Deluxe. Happy to help you, and that is a great Scott to own! Kent"
Jan 13
Thomas Day replied to Kent King's discussion New material in Scott Info Archive
"Hi Kent. I was able to open the files using the Google search app.  Lots of great information, thanks for taking the time to add all of it. Thom. "
Jan 12
Karl Sherwin replied to Kent King's discussion New material in Scott Info Archive
"Works fine for me, I click on the Magazines, it opens, click on an item, it waits about 20 sec to load then displays the articles."
Jan 12
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion New material in Scott Info Archive
"I was just able to open an item in the Magazine Items folder. Got the "wheel of death" for about 10 seconds, then contents began for the several page item."
Jan 11

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Phantom Power Supplies

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 9:24pm 1 Comment

I discovered something today that I had never noticed before. Background - I am working on an FM Phantom which has the later Jones plug connector. I just made a crossover cable with a female Jones plug to a standard Scott round plug to test the tuner with a "standard" amp. I was double checking my new connector and saw the 6.3v filament line on the amp I was working with (my working  set in the Stratford cabinet), had the CT grounded. The Jones plug amp with the FM Phantom was grounded on…

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4-unit sound systems

Posted on November 12, 2021 at 2:23pm 4 Comments

When the FM models were introduced in 1940, Scott also began offering a "4 unit" sound system. We've seen tweeter sets with the AW23 and the early Philharmonic sets (both use a Y-cable from the pedestal speaker to two tweeters). The 4-unit systems included a crossover box where you connected the bass speaker and two tweeters, and it also had a jack for an extension speaker. The crossover and 3 speakers constituted the 4-unit system, which sold for $29.50. Later units had a smaller crossover,…

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Reproduction Scott knobs

Posted on September 26, 2021 at 10:16am 0 Comments

One of the most requested items are Scott wood knobs. Forum member Ben E. has created actual wood reproduction "S" knobs for the late 30s sets. These are universal to everything from the Philharmonic to the Laureate (1937 to 1942). Please check them out at:

https://bigriverhardware.com/products/eh-scott-radio-wood-knobs

I still have a limited number of the repro wave change knobs for…

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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…

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

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