The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
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 Freighters to me. I hired Bill Liers to go through it and now it's a wonderful powerful player.
Someone did a very nice retrofit of all the Philly components into the cabinet. The 300 series was the upright cabinet version of the more well known 400 series side by side consoles with the turn over record player. On the 300 the RP is in the middle (it's still in there with the motor and shaft and the 15" Scott pedestal speaker and amp are squeezed underneath the RP, no small feat. Ironically the RP is a 2 speed version for both 78 and old 33 RPM. I think these were very rare and later ones were 78 RPM only.
Typical of Capeharts this cabinet is very well made and has beautiful inlays on the insides of the 6 doors and ornate wood scrollwork on the outsides. The top is not hinged like a Scott but thats OK. I had forgotten this Philly still has the VRE built into the chassis. This particular model is serial no BB-443 and has the red TV band on the dial also.