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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 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…"
Saturday
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Jay's blog post Rarity and Value
"The rarity and value of a Scott radio depends on the model and cabinet.  Post photos of the cabinet and chassis including speaker(s) and we will be glad to help. Norman "
Saturday
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Philharmonic remote control
"Photos..."
Sep 15
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Chidgey's discussion Philharmonic remote control
"The scratch suppressor switch on my remote control Philharmonic is a low profile rotary switch rather than the usual push-pull type switch. Norman"
Sep 14
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Brad Winder's discussion Cabinets with mirrors?
"Most of the Scott cabinets were short enough for most people to peer upon the chassis when the lid was raised.  Some cabinets were tall.  I have an AW-27 in a Roslyn Grande cabinet with the phonograph and record lathe mounted in the middle…"
Sep 2
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Mark A. Toppo's discussion AM/FM Philharmonic
"In many cases the trimmer capacitors in square boxes under the chassis would become loose from the variable selectivity shaft and could move.  The cause is expansion of the pot-metal rotor collar resulting in the set screw coming loose from the…"
Aug 24
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Mark A. Toppo's status
"In many cases the trimmer capacitors in square boxes under the chassis would become loose from the variable selectivity shaft and could move.  The cause is expansion of the pot-metal rotor collar resulting in the set screw coming loose from the…"
Aug 24
Norman S Braithwaite replied to todd landis's discussion Allwave 23 Tweeters
"We have had this discussion before.  There are two versions of the tweeters differing only in the plugs and sockets on the tweeters.  Electrically they are the same.  Either set of tweeters will work with either version of woofer. The…"
Jun 14
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Kent King's discussion FM Tuner problem
"Definitely try a couple different 6J7G tubes if you have not already done so.  FYI, the limiter tubes in the 800B often operate very different than identified in service data but as long as they are not overheating components, they work. Norman"
Jun 14
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's status
"With or without four unit speaker system?  I don't have any available but they are different."
Jun 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion 800B Speaker Compartment
"Thanks for the clarification Matt. Norman "
May 8
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"You might try contacting Donald Cochrane <philcokid@gmail.com>.  He also lives in Winchester and he has experience working on Scott 800B sets. Norman"
Apr 27
Norman S Braithwaite commented on todd landis's status
"Yes, there should be a decal on the speaker.  More importantly, your AW-23 was originally equipped with tweeters.  As such the jumper cable coming out of the speaker is plugged into "socket 2" (right socket viewed from the…"
Apr 24
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Jerome Wieland's blog post Phantom Deluxe Schematic
"I don't believe that schematic exists.  Use the Phantom Deluxe schematic plus the FM tuner data. Norman"
Apr 10
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Richard Groman's discussion Scott- Capehart
"Although I do not have a remote operated Philharmonic with the Capehart changer, I do have one with a Garrard RC-6 changer.  The changer on this unit has a relay added by EH Scott Radio Laboratories to switch the power on. Norman"
Mar 26
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Tom: I think some of the earlier 800B sets were simply marked 800.  Does your set labeled Model 800 have the pre-war FM band? Norman"
Mar 16

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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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