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

Toggle switches for Scott consoles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder Jan 8. 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 Thomas Lager's discussion Resistor values in Phantom
"The resistors used in Scott sets of that time were color coded in the body-end-dot format but a band was used for the dot.  Hence a resistor with a red body, black end, and yellow band (stripe) is 200,000-ohms. Norman"
Jul 16
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Small differences
"I'm pretty confident that all AW-12 Deluxe dials were blue/white to start with.  Over time and with exposure to light the blue and white both fade to clear.  Here is what an NOS AW-12 Deluxe dial scale looks like"
Jul 8
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael J Boessen's discussion Can Anyone ID this E H Scott From This Photo?
"You have a Scott Allwave Fifteen in the Tasman console.  Considerable information about this model can be found by clicking on "Scott Info Archive" at the right end of the menu ruler at the top of this page, selecting set folders then…"
Jun 22
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Scott Rhode's discussion Philharmonic XXX IF alignment
"Some versions of the Philharmonic had a capacitor between the AVC signal and the selectivity control.  If your set is one of those versions, you will need to move the meter to the AVC side of the capacitor instead of the selectivity control…"
Jun 10
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I suspect that the German customer requested a different serial number upon learning of the first. Norman "
Jun 1
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Most people in Germany after WWII wanted no association with or reminder of the Schutzstaffel aka SS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schutzstaffel Norman"
Jun 1
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"It is quite understandable that an owner in Germany would want the serial number starting with "SS" to be reallocated. Norman"
Jun 1
Norman S Braithwaite replied to bruce edward's discussion Scott BFO - can it be used to listen to ham operators?
"Yes, it can be adjusted to listen to upper or lower sideband transmissions.  The selectivity control needs to be adjusted toward the narrow bandpass end. Norman "
May 24
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Noisy motor
"Okay, does the tuner present more friction tuning in one direction than in the other? Norman "
May 16
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Noisy motor
"Yes.  I have replaced a rusted split commutator in one set and cleaned the commutator in others.  Removal of the shroud is relatively straightforward.  Removal of the split commutator requires that all station presets on the back side…"
May 15
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Noisy motor
"One motor is used for both directions.  If quiet in one direction, it likely that the problem is continuity on the split commutator rather than the motor itself.  Clean and lubricate the split commutator and station contacts before looking…"
May 15
Norman S Braithwaite replied to norman david warren's discussion dynamic scratch supressor
"There are a few of the 800B dynamic scratch suppressor around.  The are full of wax paper capacitors that look like domino type mica capacitors.  They are a likely culprit. Norman "
May 12
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott speakers
"The same transformer would work for the Phantom by using one of the 12-volt windings to drive the voice coil  During WWII when parts were scarce bell transformers were used for replacement output transformers. Norman"
Apr 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott speakers
"Turns ratio is equal to the transformer primary voltage divided by the secondary voltage (four combinations available).  The impedance ratio is the turns ratio squared.  The voice coil is 38-ohms.  The original Scott output…"
Apr 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion Scott speakers
"The DC resistance across the output transformer primary should not affect bias.  Shorts or leakage to ground in the field coil or output transformer may but it is unlikely that two speakers would have the same problem.  This leads me to…"
Apr 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Mike Baldwin's discussion Scott 800B, All Known Turntables
"There are a couple Garrard RC-30a changers with overarms from RC-60s in the auction.  The RC-30a was used in some pre-war Scott radio phono combinations. Norman"
Apr 22

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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 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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