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Norman S Braithwaite
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Toggle switches for Scott consoles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder Jan 8, 2021. 9 Replies

Deep throat toggle switches for Scott and McMurdo Silver consoles available here...…Continue

Scott 800B for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by john stafford Jun 19, 2015. 1 Reply

I have been contacted by Marcus  McCoshum of Santa Rosa and he wants to sell a much better than average condition Scott 800B receiver in the Chippendale console and with the original Thorens CD-40…Continue

Philharmonic Record Scratch Suppressor Circuit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Seickel Mar 29, 2015. 2 Replies

In the process of restoring the Warsaw custom Philharmonic I learned that the record scratch suppressor circuit was not working.  With the help of Bill Liers I was able to fix the circuit but the…Continue

Philharmonic UHF band circuit variations

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Jan 12, 2015. 12 Replies

While in the process of restoring a remote Philharmonic tuner chassis and comparing to a parts remote tuner chassis, I have discovered a major circuit change in the UHF RF circuits.  Unlike as shown…Continue

 

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Norman S Braithwaite replied to Pat Taylor's discussion Intro and info.
"Scott: Thanks for your response.  I take the opinions on ARF with a rather large grain of salt.  Some don't like the Sprague TM series also.  When it comes to capacitors I develop my own opinions based on my experiences and well…"
Jun 24
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Pat Taylor's discussion Intro and info.
"Scott, I've never encountered a problem with them. They are the equivalent of the Sprague TM series. How have you found them to be unreliable? Norman"
Jun 24
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Pat Taylor's discussion Intro and info.
"The green Dublier capacitors are difilm and should be as reliable as the EM dipped epoxy capacitors. Norman"
Jun 24
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Pat Taylor's discussion Intro and info.
"Tweeters were designed to only work on FM if there is a cord with a small four pin plug that fits a socket on the back of the tuner chassis. Not all sets were so equipped. If your set is equipped with the tweeter cut-out you can override it by…"
Jun 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Pat Taylor's discussion Intro and info.
"To date no full schematic has been found for the AM-FM Phantom.  Us the Phantom Deluxe schematic along with the FM data schematic.  Most four unit speaker systems used PM tweeters.  Approaching WWII with magnets in demand for war…"
Jun 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave McClellan's discussion SCOTT 16 HUM PROBLEM
"Dave, you are not the first to encounter the dial light short problem!  At least in my case it was a full short and quickly found. Norman"
Jun 13
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave McClellan's discussion Scott 16 Capacitor Question
"You may want to check inside the IF AGC diode shield under the chassis immediately behind front panel.  It may have a couple 0.005-mfd capacitors (two sections in one component) that was overlooked.  And you thought the tuner shield was a…"
Jun 10
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Alex R. Whitaker's discussion Scott Philharmonic jackpot!
"Additional notes: The post-war remotes used vinyl insulated wires. A post war remote can be modified for use with prewar sets. Norman"
Jun 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave McClellan's discussion Scott 16 Capacitor Question
"The Sprague black beauty is not original but is a reliable difilm type.  I would replace the pair and stash the black beauty with my collection of cult audio capacitors! Norman"
Jun 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Scott Seickel's discussion Nice Philharmonic on Ebay
"I should clarify.  If the Garrard RC-6 record changer is original to the remote control chassis, it will have the relay and solenoid.  If it does not have the relay and solenoid, it is not original to the remote control chassis but may…"
Mar 7
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Scott Seickel's discussion Nice Philharmonic on Ebay
"Some of the earliest beam-of-light dial Philharmonics had the same number and positions of controls as the pointer dial version however the chassis in the Gothic Grande cabinet is clearly not original.  If the Garrard RC-6 record changer is…"
Mar 7
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Bill Whelan's blog post EH Scott All-Wave 23 Chrome can removal
"Carefully!  They slip over bases just like the other cans but sometimes the coil cans can be very difficult to remove.  Try to tilt the cans from different directions but don't use so much force that the bases bend.  Sometimes…"
Mar 2
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Chris J. Buttery's discussion Questons on Scott Allwave
"Congratulations on the find.  A 50-watt 5000-ohm wirewound "dividohm" resistor is appropriate.  The tap can be set at 1300/3700.  A fixed resistor of this size was included in the original 12-inch speaker pedestal and was in…"
Feb 22
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Scott speaker - but from what?
"Okay, that's interesting because without the tweeter sockets the resistor would presumably be in parallel with the tweeter field coils.  That may work but I have to wonder how correct bias was developed and excessive current was…"
Feb 8
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Scott speaker - but from what?
"The one with the hardwired tweeters would not have had the bleeder resistor.  The 12-inch Magnavox speakers without tweeter sockets were used with the Quaranta sets.  I strongly suspect that unused stock was reallocated for use with late…"
Feb 8
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post Scott vs. the Supply Chain
"Yes, two or three  sets, all early versions.  I suspect that Sprague offered a better quality product for a competitive price.  Also, going from recollection, the Potter capacitors are all 0.1-mfd to the IF transformers.  Later…"
Feb 6

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Carr Fire

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:41am 3 Comments

As some of you know, the Carr Fire has exacted a great toll in the City of Redding and surrounding area.  My house and half of my collection was the first visited by the fire in the devastated Lake Redding Estates neighborhood with no advance notice to evacuate and no fire trucks around.  Fortunately the house and collection were spared.  Unfortunately, however, I have learned that the house and collection of an acquaintance including several pre-war Scott receivers was lost and that another…

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Remote keyboard kits available

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

I am offering the remaining stock of incomplete Scott remote control keyboards being reproduced by the late Jim Schwalbe through the site accessible from the link below.

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=292211

If you are interested, I recommend that you place your order through that listing according to the rules of that site. If you try to order directly from me…

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Shielded Grid Wire

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:48pm 1 Comment

Shielded grid wire with cloth insulation is not easy to find but is an appropriate replacement for the shielded wire with rubber insulation (now failing) employed in many Scott models.  A roll of shielded grid wire with cloth insulation is currently being offered at the link below.…

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At 9:48pm on January 14, 2022, john a kim said…

HI !  Norman :   I  want  to  know  updated   David   Wolze   ph #

 to  fix   radio  ,   audio.    He  is  writer  of  VTV.

  Ph#  is not  working   in  repair man   directory   of   California  Historical

   radio  society.      john  kim   jong9988234@yahoo.com

At 10:20am on January 3, 2020, Maggie Yates said…

I posted pictures

At 2:56pm on August 28, 2019, Maggie Yates said…

I posted half dozen pictures of it

At 12:21pm on August 1, 2018, David C. Poland said…

Norman, glad you personally are OK. Threats from fire are unnerving.

At 9:39am on October 6, 2016, Bill De Rycke said…

Mighty glad to become a member of this organization.  I look forward to many conversations in the near future.  Currently I'm working with Bill Bryan to find an A.W. 15 to add to my collection.  Incidentally, Norm you have been invaluable at helping me with my A.W. 23 and A.W. 12, dual dial and thank you for the invite.

At 2:10pm on February 24, 2011, Michael Francis Miller said…
Thank you so much Norman.  That's a big help.
At 10:20pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Thanks Norman. I am pleased to know that the cabinet is original to the radio. John
At 9:53pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Norman, I also meant to include a closeup of the controls area. John


At 9:51pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Thank you for the welcome Norman. Attached (hopefully) is a picture of the cabinet & speaker.

John


At 4:37pm on August 31, 2009, Paul Squires said…
That's how sad that screwup made me feel.

Better than some of the celebrity mugshots I have seen. Kinda rivals Gary Busey's mugshot.
 
 
 

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