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Scott Philharmonic in custom Orinoco cabinet offered on EBay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Murphy Jul 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Hello Scott fans, we are currently fielding cash offers and happy to entertain interesting (non-radio)  trades and partial trades.  This is a one of a kind 1937 Scott Philharmonic with great…Continue

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At 6:41pm on May 19, 2014, Kent King said…

Marc -

Are there any manufacturers markings on the cabinet? Scott cabinets were mostly built by Rockford and Orinoco, but custom cabinets could have been done by most anyone. It is beautiful.

Kent

At 7:38pm on May 19, 2014, Marc Arnel said…

Hi Kent,

Thanks.  I did not see any mfr. markings however I will look again more closely with a flashlight.  At the end of the day I think the piece is very significant and belongs with a real collector so if you have any suggestions please let me know.  I don't even know where to begin with repairing the radio and turntable.  I will take some better pics of the back of the unit...might help.  I am already a collector of trumpets so if I start a new hobby I will have to shoulder massive amounts of grief on my end.  If you are married I am sure you understand!  ;-)

Marc

At 11:56pm on May 19, 2014, Marc Arnel said…

I added more pics.  could not find mfr. markings.  the unit is 54 1/2 tall, 47 wide and 24 deep.

At 2:51pm on May 20, 2014, Kent King said…

Marc - I understand....I'm married and in the process of building a new area just to house my Scott collection.

You are right, this set is a significant piece. Based on the serial number, I can tell you the set was built before Nov 19, 1937....probably early Nov of 37. If you have any documentation to confirm or negate my estimate, I'd love to know. Are the speakers missing or do you just have them out for moving the set?

I would love to obtain the set, restore it and have it in my collection, but with my "museum construction" project going on, I don't have the funds right now. Not to be discouraging, but the restoration of a Philharmonic remote control set is not for the faint of heart.

I am not surprised the cabinet has no markings, it is probably a custom cabinet, possibly done locally to the original owner. Do you have any more info on the lineage of the set?

Thank you for sharing this!

Kent

At 4:39pm on May 20, 2014, Marc Arnel said…

Hi Kent,

Thanks for your response.  I went back to the house to search for the speaker and amp...sadly, no luck.  I did find a bundle of docs including instructions, tech manual, correspondence, etc.  See here:  http://1drv.ms/SfCMq5

 

As you kow, I would like to sell this unit.  Can you steer me in the right direction for that?  If you were looking to sell...what would you do?  How much would you ask for it?  Where is the best venue to sell?  Auction?  Ebay?  Thanks so much! 

 

BTW as there are no mounting holes I do not think there were ever tweeters in this unit.

 

Marc

At 7:10pm on May 21, 2014, Angelo said…

Hi I have BB226.you have a wonderful radio and cabinet.You should keep it and have it restored! Ihave had my Philly 30 36 years now.Good luck..

At 5:10am on May 23, 2014, John T. Meredith said…

Hi Marc,

If you have an interest in selling the radio and cabinet together, please let me know.

Cheers,

John Meredith

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