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Allwave 23 sr#J497

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Apr 8. 29 Replies

Hi All: I have posted about this set when I got it in 2015, and have some additional questions/information about it.This appears to be an in-between version from the 5 knob set to the 7 knob set, in…Continue

Allwave 23 oscillatorr bypass caps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Jan 6, 2021. 2 Replies

HI:I have seen a schematic or picture of the bypass caps added to the filament connections of the oscillator tube in the allwave 23. I thought I had printed it out but cannot find it. Are the caps…Continue

Allwave 23 RF alignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Jan 24, 2017. 5 Replies

The directions for the RF alignment of the Allwave 23 say that you connect the generator to the antenna terminals thru the "proper dummy". Capacitor? value? For all of the alignments I have done over…Continue

Allwave 23 Chrome covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Apr 15, 2016. 1 Reply

I have a set of chrome covers in good condition for the power transformer for the Allwave 23.I also have the transformer, but it has a shorted primary winding. If anyone is interested let me…Continue

 

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Thomas Day replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Another request for Allwave 23 J497. These were shipped with a front panel attached. Would anyone have one of these for a 5 knob version chassis? Thanks, Thom. "
Apr 8
Thomas Day replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Dave. Let me know cost and shipping for the tuning meter.  "
Apr 8
Thomas Day replied to Bret Menassa's discussion Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe
"Brad: it looks like you have a Garrard changer.  This one would be from the late 50’s or early 60’s. If it works,, I would clean it up and use it. Thom. "
Apr 8
David C. Poland replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"The pointer is 1) very short and 2) is bent - so that the dial lamp will cast a shadow of the meter pointer on the multicolor dial insert.  You sure it can't be adjusted to works OK?"
Mar 27
Thomas Day replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Bruce, email is thomday6700@comcast.net. Thanks"
Mar 26
Thomas Day replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Dave, the movement itself does work, but the pointer is bent, and it doesn’t travel well. If you have one’ let me know cost and shipping. Thanks, Thom. "
Mar 26
David C. Poland replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Thomas - Re: your AW-23 tuning meter, check for a broken wire. The coil wire is very small gage and vulnerable to corrosion where the ends are soldered to the the junction for the heavier hook up wires. I have had to make that very repair to a meter…"
Mar 26
bruce edward replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"hi Thomas, I have a scott allwave 23 speaker(needs recone) and a scott allwave 23 amplifier chassis.  I am looking to sell these. I had intended to build an allwave 23 from the bottom up so to speak, but I have too many unfinished projects. I…"
Mar 26
Thomas Day replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Update on J497. After a couple years of  on off work and a total rebuild with all new caps and resistors, I am happy to report that this radio has come back to life. Now for some tweeks with alignment tools to get it properly adjusted. I also…"
Mar 23
Thomas Day replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, when I sent the serial # for my first Allwave 23 I think I sent K480. It is actually K 486, early 5 knob chassis. Thanks, Thom. "
Feb 22
Thomas Day replied to Chris J. Buttery's discussion Questons on Scott Allwave
"Chris. The Allwave 23 I think came with a 12 inch speaker. To use a replacement, you would need the 925 ohm field coil, and a 1300 ohm and 3700 ohm resistor in series wired to the 7 pin speaker plug. You will also need the output transformer that is…"
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Scott allwave 23 caps

I just checked the caps removed from J497. There are Potter, Sprague and Aerovox. Not sure how many are original, but those are what I found. Kent gave me an approximate build date several years ago. See More
Feb 9
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Allwave 23 sr#J497
"Great, thanks for letting me know!"
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Scott allwave 23 caps

Posted on February 9, 2022 at 11:34pm 0 Comments

I just checked the caps removed from J497. There are Potter, Sprague and Aerovox. Not sure how many are original, but those are what I found. Kent gave me an approximate build date several years ago. 

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At 2:14pm on July 13, 2021, Dave Pike said…
Hi Thomas, I have accepted your friend request! I live in SE Michigan, NW of Detroit. I have been collecting radios, stereo equipment, TV'S, most anything that contains vacuum tubes, for many, many years. I have recently acquired my first EH Scott radio, a 7 knob Allwave 23, in Warrington cabinet. I have experienced and admired Scott radios for years, since I was first aware of them, over 30 years ago! Always wanted at least one, for my collection, and finally found an affordable one! I have my set basically working, I have to recap the tuner, which I will be doing, as soon as I buy more capacitors.
At 10:07pm on September 9, 2018, Brian Sherrod said…

Hi Thomas, right after I posted my thread I discovered my model is a 310, not a 510.  I was relieved since the 310 did not have the power amp to begin with, and I thought mine was missing.  I removed my thread due to that since it was wasted space...  

Thanks for the comment and tip.

At 7:47pm on November 1, 2013, Dan Fox said…

Thanks again-I will give this information to my friend who has the chassis on his bench right now (waiting for condensers).  I have lived in Muskegon 25 years, and while I have been to the Frauenthal many times, I have never had a chance to go when the Damfinos get together.  That Barton pipe organ looks like a bear to operate!  An old aquaintance of mine, Cliff Martin, played it for many years.

At 9:31pm on October 31, 2013, Dan Fox said…

Thanks, Thom, you were right-I am looking for a .25mfd @1250v, not 25mfd (wouldn't be the first time I've missed the point!).  Which leaves me with the same problem-where can I find one?

At 8:05pm on May 23, 2011, Kent King said…
At 8:04pm on May 23, 2011, Kent King said…

Thom - Actually, it was Norman Braithwaite that put the checklist on here. I don't have a link handy right now, but I'll try to find it and post a link here...

Kent

At 5:28pm on April 28, 2011, David C. Poland said…

Look for a current drain.

 

My first AW-23 had a shorted primary when I acquired it 15 years ago. (I should have been suspicious of the 10 amp primary fuse  ...  like maybe a proper 3 amp fuse would blow.). Anyway, I recapped it before powering up the first time on my variac. The proper size fuse  would blow when my variac reached about 40 volts. I eventually obtained another power transformer from a rough amp, and the radio ran great. Then a year or so later the fuse blew Christmas day, after it had been playing 3-4 hours ..... same problem as before, blowing the fuse at moderate variac voltage.

 

The ultimate problem turned out to be in the speaker. The red B+ wire inside the pedestal from the speaker terminal strip to the field coil was laying across the point of a screw and made a partial connection at high voltage through the worn insulation. Excessive current was not quite enough to blow the fuse but enough to overheat the transformer,  progressively cooking  the transformer until the primary failed blowing the fuse the day I ran it several hours. I found the problem by close visual inspection of the routing of the wires in the speaker. Corrected the wire location, and the power transformer #3 has worked out fine for many years.

 
 
 

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