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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 steve parr's blog post Allwave 15 Bandswitch Position
"Steve: Welcome.  The switch cam above the chassis and the coil wheel share a common shaft.  The only way they can be out of correspondence is if one or the other is installed 180-degrees from correct or if the fiber wafer is upside…"
Feb 11
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"The aluminum loop antenna was an option.  Are you sure your set was so equipped?"
Jan 27
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Paul Moreci's discussion Scott 800B
"Try different positions of the bandwidth switch."
Jan 17
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Paul Moreci's discussion Scott 800B
"There is a switch on the back of the tuner chassis for external/internal antenna.  The switch looks like a short potentiometer shaft with a screwdriver slot.  Make sure it is in the external antenna position. Norman"
Jan 17
Christopher Greiner commented on Norman S Braithwaite's status
"Thank all of you very much.  I have deleted all of Pollard emails and never responded back to him after the email was not about Scott Radio's. Thanks again. Regards, Chris"
Jan 6
Russ Webb commented on Norman S Braithwaite's status
"Good thing they never asked me a question. We all know the answer is 42."
Jan 5
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Norman S Braithwaite's status
"Chris: Thanks for your inquiry.  It's pretty simple.  James applied to join the forum under false pretenses and spoofed the security question.  The security question is simple but effectively prevents almost all individuals and…"
Jan 5
Norman S Braithwaite posted a status
"James Pollard suspended. Thanks all for reporting."
Jan 4
Maggie Yates left a comment for Norman S Braithwaite
"I posted pictures"
Jan 3
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Perry's discussion Scott Allwave 23 Restoration
"That is reasonable.  That is pretty much what I would do. Norman "
Oct 31, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Perry's discussion Scott Allwave 23 Restoration
"The dog bone resistors used by Scott in the earlier AW-23 sets are very unreliable.  The cylindrical resistor is a carbon film resistor that is usually very reliable.  The carbon film resistors fail open. Norman"
Oct 31, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Perry's discussion Scott Allwave 23 Restoration
"The resistors used in that set are quite reliable.  I would not replace them unless well out of spec.  The plate resistors to the IF coils were designed to fail open if the plate circuit were to be shorted thus protecting the plate…"
Oct 31, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Bill Liers's discussion Found AW-27
"Yes.  Paint on the baseplate does not match the paint on the pedestal.  I don't know details about the oddities of this speaker but it did come with an AW-27. Norman"
Oct 17, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Bill Liers's discussion Found AW-27
"Cast basket version of AW-27 speaker..."
Oct 16, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Bill Liers's discussion Found AW-27
"That looks like the stamped basket version to me.  The spokes of the cast basket version have a different geometry. Norman "
Oct 15, 2019
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Mark D McClure's discussion The New Wellington Record Player Needed
"Mark: I'm pretty sure that cut-out is for a post-WWII record changer.  I can't put my finger on the model but it is definitely not for a Garrard record changer from before 1950.  Replacement of original 78-rpm only record…"
Oct 7, 2019

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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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