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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

Norman S Braithwaite
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  • Redding, CA
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Norman S Braithwaite's Discussions

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

Scott Export Receiver serial number / date stamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Dec 22, 2011. 1 Reply

I am interested in the serial numbers plus date stamps on the scarce post-war Scott Export receivers.  The serial number is printed on a decal located on the right apron near the back of the receiver…Continue

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Norman S Braithwaite replied to Dave's discussion SLRM's New Home
"Very nice.  Your receiver is a Scott Export Receiver rather than an SLRM.  The Export Receiver was a high fidelity receiver ostensibly for the consumer market. Norman "
Monday
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"The letter writing campaign started with a potentially biased comparison of contemporary Scott, McMurdo Silver, and Lincoln receivers, the latter being a retired and updated laboratory (garage) test model.  Objectivity was clouded by the fact…"
Thursday
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael J Boessen's discussion E H Scott 16
"E.H. Scott Radio Laboratories pinnacle receiver was the Quaranta series with 40 to 50 tubes depending on configuration.  The Philharmonic was their top of the line receiver after the Quaranta. Norman "
Oct 17
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael J Boessen's discussion E H Scott 16
"Yes, $600 would be for an excellent original example or a functional restoration.  The Scott Allwave Fifteen is a more desirable model. Norman"
Oct 16
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael J Boessen's discussion E H Scott 16
"The Sixteen was Scott's economy model and is not particularly uncommon.  Nevertheless it is a very good sounding powerhouse of a radio when operating as originally intended.  The Braemer cabinet is also relatively common.  A…"
Oct 16
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael J Boessen's discussion E H Scott 16
"The Sixteen may have used some rubber insulated wire for some grid cap connections but no rubber wire nightmare under the chassis. Norman"
Oct 16
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post AW23 Alignment issue
"Another item to check are the connections to all three stators on the tuning capacitor.  The connections were made by machine screws through a phenolic insulator.  The phenolic insulator shrinks allowing connection to become loose and…"
Oct 7
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post AW23 Alignment issue
"While you have the tuner cover off, clean the wipers.  Sometimes the grease hardened causing the wiper to lift and possibly cause parasitic oscillation."
Oct 6
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post AW23 Alignment issue
"And check the ground connections near the oscillator tube socket.  A very small resistance can cause problems.  You may need to create a solder bridge from the lug to the chassis bypassing the ground connection by rivet. Norman"
Oct 6
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post AW23 Alignment issue
"That sounds like a parasitic oscillation problem in the oscillator circuit.  The neon bulbs only regulate voltage to the oscillator plate.  I presume the inner bottom plate was installed.  Retest with another type 76 tube in the…"
Oct 6
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Rivet tool recommendations
"I set nickel plated brass hollow rivets by hand using a hammer, rivet set, and aluminum mandrel plus a slew of other tools (levers, etc) for starting the set and for setting rivets in hard to access places.  I occasionally end up with a split…"
Oct 5
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Cloth cord replacement
"OK, it sounds like you have the knowledge to make the conversion. Norman "
Sep 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Forrest Wagner's discussion Difference in Scott Phantoms
"No consolidated schematic exists for the AM-FM Phantom.  Use the service data for the Phantom Deluxe plus the FM service data. Norman "
Sep 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Forrest Wagner's discussion Difference in Scott Phantoms
"The Phantom Deluxe chassis with a single tuning eye is AM only.  If the dial scale has the pre-war FM band, it is the wrong dial scale. Norman"
Sep 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Cloth cord replacement
"I can't help but notice that the filaments of tubes in the power amplifier are on but the four pin plug for the power switch and control supply voltage from the tuner chassis is not plugged in!  Are you operating the set using a power…"
Sep 23
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Jay's album
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My New Old Scott Console

"The set is a Scott Masterpiece in the Bremer cabinet.  It is a scarce model in a common cabinet.  It has a value in the range of $400 to $800.  The key has broken off from the center of the eight pin plug.  If you look carefully…"
Sep 19

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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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Comment Wall (9 comments)

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.
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 9:53pm on November 14, 2010, John Millner said…
Norman, I also meant to include a closeup of the controls area. John


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 2:10pm on February 24, 2011, Michael Francis Miller said…
Thank you so much Norman.  That's a big help.
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 12:21pm on August 1, 2018, David C. Poland said…

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

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

I posted half dozen pictures of it

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

I posted pictures

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