The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
All, the Iowa antique radio club is having an auction this Saturday and we've got a box of chrome tube shields that is labeled "Scott tube shields". I could probably bid on these if anyone wants them.
I have no idea what model they belong to.Continue
Does anyone have an idea of what speaker went with the Battery Allwave sets of the early 1930s?
These would be the 6 volt and 2 volt Allwave receivers.
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Hi Kent: I am working on a Shield Grid 9 now that is in very good shape. I have dismounted the SGA (shield grid assembly) because of low filament voltage on the three 22s - max I can get is 2 volts with 5 volts on the entry bus. Taking that SGA off and opening it was much more of a chore than necessary because the designer apparently didn't think it would ever be required. The paperwork discusses the short wave ability of the SG-9 and the need to change the coil in the 630 Antenna…Continue
Here's a YouTube link to the PBS American Experience special "Empire of the Air", much taken from the Tom Lewis book. If you like old radio, you'll love this. https://youtu.be/-YEFlHGQLEE
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The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:
And underneath we have:…Continue
I am looking for a McMurdo V wood front will buy or trade for my spare MPVI front.
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I am wondering if there is any way to change the background color displayed with the text of posts by members. I have difficulty in reading the text with the gray background color. I have had cataract surgery and have to use a magnifying glass in order to read the posts. A white background makes it easy for me to read the posts without resorting to the magnifying glass. I was able to make this change on my personal page, but not here on the forum or blogs.
Jan 1977 AUDIO magazine "Nothing New Under the AM Sun" ANOTHER interesting article from AUDIO magazine, January 1977, continues the discussion on high quality AM radio receivers.
Overall E H Scott Co. did a great job of documenting the 800B model versions, however, there is one area where they seemed to go into uncharted territory. The labeling of the Jacks and Plugs on the two chassis tends to lead to confusion. Normal practice in the industry is to have J numbers coincide with their mating P numbers. In the case of the 800B: the P1 Receiver plug of the Receiver chassis mates with J3 of the Power Supply chassis; P2 audio plug of the radio chassis mates with J4 audio…Continue
My first exposure to E H Scott receivers was through a friend who had acquired an 800B which was not functional. I was working in consumer electronics repair at the time. He had been unsuccessful in finding anyone who could repair it in Dallas. I finally agreed to try. It turned out to only have a shorted bypass capacitor in the FM IF strip that took out a B+ isolation resistor. It played fine after parts were replaced. No tubes were at fault and were still working very well.
Unfortunately there was no postal date stamp since a precancel stamp was…Continue
I have just been given a Scott 800B. It's all complete except for the tuning motor which was removed for some reason. I was wondering if someone might have one on a parts chassis that they would part with?
The beveled gear on the end of my Allwave XV band switch shaft is missing a tooth but otherwise looks OK. The missing tooth causes the mechanism to slip and catch when switching from broadcast to shortwave. Is there some way that I can re-orient that gear on the band switch shaft so that the segment with the missing tooth isn't in the range used when switching from BC to SW3?
It looks to me like the range used for band switching is about 270 degrees so I'm thinking…Continue
My mother is elderly and owns the following radio, it is in great shape but nevertheless needs minor repair and restoration:
I inherited my radio from my parents who purchased it when they attended the
1934 Worlds Fair in Chicago.
It was purchased, paid for. and then shipped to Arizona where my parents
lived. It apparently is a Tassman model - this info was given me by my son Curtis
Walling who did some primary…
I am working on a Philly amp and am finding a number of wiring mods that deviate from the schematic. Some are due to someone bypassing a bad audio transformer and for adding a second phone plug input with volume/mixing pots.
But I also found a 125 ohm Candohm type resistor that is factory mounted to the side of the amp chassis. It is connected in series to the cap connected to pin 6 of the set plug socket and then tied to ground. It doesn't show on the schematics that I…Continue
I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.
Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio.
I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.
You can check it out at: …Continue
I am glad to see all the nice pieces on here. I am a collector and it never seems to end.When I was in High School made a communications radio and won a blue ribbon 1st place in K9EWU'S Don Houdes electronics class class and had a project when I was in College and had access to the metal shop. Was good friends to one of the teachers. wanted to make a high fi amplifier. Well made a 50 watt stereo unit and wished I kept it as it was. Made it into this big thing. A friend of mine spoiled with…Continue
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