The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
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!
Oh, I'm patient...it took ages for me to find even one Philharmonic that was relatively close by and then it was suddenly two! I can refurbish a rough cabinet...it is just finding one that is dimensionally right. There are even some friends that enjoy wood working/furniture that perhaps could be encouraged to make a cabinet if I had good photos of a viable sample. And yes, I had thought about an old TV cabinet but will spend a bit more time trying to find a true Scott cabinet to rebuild. Eventually one will show up.
Have a nice new year David and thanks for the info!
Nick - empty Philly cabinets are rather scarce, but do show up. Patience.
But be aware the Philharmonic requires a big deep cabinet. Starting with 1937, Scott offered cabinets sized for his smaller radios like the Sixteen and Phantom that will not accommodate a Philharmonic, nor will those smaller cabinets have a hinged top.
If you are handy, you could tackle a rough cabinet with a junker Philharmonic. Or some other large cabinet. 50 years ago I repurposed a mid 1920's Victor Credenza cabinet to hold my Philharmonic the next 40 years until I sourced a restorable Scott cabinet. Still have that Victor cabinet, now empty.
Some 1950's larger TV consoles are are also candidates. See the black version Chinese style Stromberg-Carlsone on eBay number:184194447675 ending today. I repurposed the red version and know it can accommodate a Philharmonic.
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