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Items for Sale

Everyone -

I have the following items for sale. Email me at for more info. All of these are going to Kutztown, but if you email me and we make a deal beforehand, I'll make you a better deal....and all of these are reasonably priced, I need to thin things out around here.

1. Philharmonic Deluxe in a Warrington cabinet, tuner, amp and pedestal speaker, knobs, escutcheons - complete but unrestored.

2. Philharmonic pointer dial, remote control,…


Added by Kent King on April 7, 2022 at 8:14pm — No Comments

EH Scott All-Wave 23 Chrome can removal

Ho do you properly remove the rear large chrome cans on the back of the chassis?

Added by Bill Whelan on March 2, 2022 at 11:12am — 3 Comments

Early AW23 differences

I've been restoring the early (5 knob) AW23 that was found on a trash pile in Columbus. This was the lightning strike set I wrote about in a different post a couple weeks ago. 

This is a VERY early AW23, there are several unique things about this set:

First, the grid lead to the mixer (6A7) most sets, the lead comes out through the large tuning cap cover and feeds through a hole in a phenolic piece riveted to the 6B7 shield base. On this set, there is a…


Added by Kent King on February 27, 2022 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Re-acquired Scott Philly in a early 1930's Capehart 300 cabinet

I re-acquired this wonderful Scott Philly AM/FM BOL in a nice huge 1932 circa 1st year Capehart 300 cabinet. I had sold this radio a few years ago to a big dog private collector over in Davenport Iowa. The history of this set goes back to Norman finding this in a habitat for humanity shop in the Denver area. The shop had asked Norman for an approximate value for them to sell it at. After Norman posted about it here on this forum I ended up buying it and had it shipped via craters and…


Added by Y2K Bruce on February 21, 2022 at 3:22pm — 4 Comments

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. 

Added by Thomas Day on February 9, 2022 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Scott vs. the Supply Chain

we hear lots of talk these days about supply chain, but Scott suffered from challenges for many years. Here is a new one for me....I am restoring the AW23 that fellow member Kevin found on the trash pile in Columbus a couple months ago. Got it up here over the weekend and opened it up...

it is 100% Potter capacitors. Now I have probably been…


Added by Kent King on February 6, 2022 at 7:32pm — 7 Comments

Scott speaker - but from what?

So, it looks like an AW23 speaker, but it doesn't have the two plugs for the tweeters and the stub cable (and no stub cable). The connector is like that used on the pointer Philharmonic (two large pins not together, not like a 23). Pin testing shows it should work on a Philly - but it is a 12 in and no Philly style tweeter connection either. But tagged Scott...I have two of these BTW...the other one has an AW23 style plug on it and tested it with an AW23 and it works great. Any thoughts…


Added by Kent King on February 5, 2022 at 1:32pm — 14 Comments

WTB Philharmonic Cabinet

Hi All,

I recenty scored two Philharmoincs from a Jim Sargant auction.  Have been sporadically searching for a Philharmonic for years and was relieved to finally hit pay dirt.  In any case, I am looking for cabinets for my new acquisitions.  If anyone has a cabinet surplus to their needs (or knows someone who might) I'd certainly welcome a 'heads up'.  Hope all have a wonderful New Year!

Nick  K5EF

Added by Nick Tusa on December 31, 2021 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

Warrington on eBay

Opportunity for someone - east coast south of Washington DC

item 265451313911.  

WARRINGTON cut for a Phantom Deluxe. Seller has only the AM version receiver and some knobs.

Cabinet seems too dark, so suspect a coat of stain or added dark finish. The speaker cloth is so bright I suspect is John Okolowicz's superior first version repo cloth.

An FM Phantom Deluxe be an exact fit. So would a 19 tube Phantom, leaving a hole below the tuning…


Added by David C. Poland on December 15, 2021 at 11:52am — No Comments

Phantom Power Supplies

I discovered something today that I had never noticed before. Background - I am working on an FM Phantom which has the later Jones plug connector. I just made a crossover cable with a female Jones plug to a standard Scott round plug to test the tuner with a "standard" amp. I was double checking my new connector and saw the 6.3v filament line on the amp I was working with (my working  set in the Stratford cabinet), had the CT grounded. The Jones plug amp with the FM Phantom was grounded on…


Added by Kent King on November 20, 2021 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

4-unit sound systems

When the FM models were introduced in 1940, Scott also began offering a "4 unit" sound system. We've seen tweeter sets with the AW23 and the early Philharmonic sets (both use a Y-cable from the pedestal speaker to two tweeters). The 4-unit systems included a crossover box where you connected the bass speaker and two tweeters, and it also had a jack for an extension speaker. The crossover and 3 speakers constituted the 4-unit system, which sold for $29.50. Later units had a smaller crossover,…


Added by Kent King on November 12, 2021 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

Reproduction Scott knobs

One of the most requested items are Scott wood knobs. Forum member Ben E. has created actual wood reproduction "S" knobs for the late 30s sets. These are universal to everything from the Philharmonic to the Laureate (1937 to 1942). Please check them out at:

I still have a limited number of the repro wave change knobs for…


Added by Kent King on September 26, 2021 at 10:16am — No Comments

23 tube Scott at auction

Passing on information that a nice 23 tube Scott with separate amp and power supply will be available at auction on September 25th, via Sargent Auction Service.  The dual tweeters and 12" speaker will be sold as separate items.  The Scott chassis has a stair case panel similar to what I have seen on Napier sets.  There is also a very nice original condition Zenith 1000Z Stratosphere.  Worth the look. …


Added by Jim Sargent on September 18, 2021 at 9:56am — No Comments

Color Dial Window, Allwave 23

Hi all, I'm new here, but an EH Scott admirer since I first learned of them, about 32 years ago. I finally acquired my first, and likely my only Scott radio, an Allwave 23, in a Warrington Cabinet. It's missing the color dial "window" only. I have the escutcheon, but would like to find a color window. Have any reproduction windows been made, or does any member have an extra one? Thanks in advance, I'd appreciate any help! Dave Pike

Added by Dave Pike on July 11, 2021 at 8:36pm — 11 Comments

Surprising volume change when changing SELECTIVITY on Phantom FM

Thanks to Jim Sargent (of Jim Sargent Auctions), I acquired my first Scott, a Phantom Deluxe FM (model BFM, sn ZZ455) receiver and power supply which became available in Lubbock TX where I live. 

After making initial repairs so I could make "as found" measurements - I discovered obvious volume changes when I change SELECTIVITY.  Tuned to noise between stations, using SHARP as my 0db volume reference at the output transformer, the noise is +17db louder when switched to MEDIUM,…


Added by Eddie Watts on May 6, 2021 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Wanted to buy wooden flatted Phantom knob

Hello All,

Looking to buy a single wood flatted knob for a Scott Phantom.



Added by John Chidgey on April 25, 2021 at 8:34pm — No Comments

AW23 Tasman


Trying to find grill cloth not having a lot of luck. I see Radiodaze has a diamond pattern one but doesnt look right.

Anyone seen any current source?

Added by John Perry on April 20, 2021 at 3:04pm — 9 Comments

WTB Scott Phantom cabinet


Looking to buy a Scott Phantom cabinet. 



Added by John Chidgey on April 19, 2021 at 7:20pm — No Comments

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