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Norman S Braithwaite
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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 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
Norman S Braithwaite replied to John Perry's discussion AW23 Power supply rebuild
"The 0.13 mfd capacitors are part of a 10-khz filter.  Changing the value of these will change the frequency of the filter.  The filter was included to prevent the carrier of an adjacent station from causing a whistle when listening to…"
Mar 23
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Kent King's blog post The FM Phantom that wasn't
"Or what was available to fill orders after curtailment of civilian production as we entered WWII.  Is there any indication of the date of manufacture? Norman"
Mar 15
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Robert Ramirez's discussion Local auction finds
"The brass collars were also used in the early Model 20 receivers.  The retaining tabs often break off when removing the collar to replace a corroded one on a breadboard model hence the glue.  Model 20 receivers are common and cheap. …"
Mar 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Robert Ramirez's discussion Local auction finds
"Thanks for posting Ron.  The preselector is an FM band converter allowing the Philharmonic to receive FM stations on the modern FM band. Norman"
Mar 8
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael Lawton's discussion Want to buy 800B power supply /amp
"Also, the remote keyboard can be used to turn a non-remote set on and off by adding two wires and the indicator light on the remote keyboard can be made functional by adding a 47-ohm resistor. Norman "
Feb 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Michael Lawton's discussion Want to buy 800B power supply /amp
"The 800B remote has two ground returns, one for AM and the other for FM.  Current through the ground return was used for switching between AM and FM.  If the remote cable has plastic insulated wire, it is post war.  If rubber…"
Feb 28
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Lance Hughes's discussion SCOTT NAPIER ALLWAVE 12
"Dave, there were three types of speakers employed in the AW-15.  One was physically identical to the AW-12 Deluxe speaker, another was a cast speaker with oval openings in the basket, and the third was s stamped frame version.  Visual…"
Feb 26
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Lance Hughes's discussion SCOTT NAPIER ALLWAVE 12
"The Scott-Tausher sound board was not even invented during the entire run of Napier Consolette cabinets.  Furthermore, although it did defeat the beam effect of a curvalinear cone, it also defeated sound quality.  Remove it and hang it on…"
Feb 25
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Lance Hughes's discussion SCOTT NAPIER ALLWAVE 12
"Some secured with both hide glue and splines.  Sometimes grill cloth in good condition cemented with hide glue in can be carefully pulled off the baffle board without damaging the grill cloth. Norman "
Feb 23
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Thom: I use silicone rubber insulated test lead wire to replace the original rubber wire.  It is available in similar gauges of wire and diameters of insulation and will outlast other types of rubber.  Like Kent, I have many parts and…"
Feb 19
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Carlos Insa's photo
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EH SCOTT 800B sold in Argentina

"Scott Export Model (12 tubes)?  What is the date of the ad? Norman "
Feb 9

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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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