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This chassis, the power supply chassis, speaker and instruction booklet were reputedly removed from a Sun Oil tanker many years ago. The chassis is complete except for the aluminum cover for the osci…

This chassis, the power supply chassis, speaker and instruction booklet were reputedly removed from a Sun Oil tanker many years ago. The chassis is complete except for the aluminum cover for the oscillator coil and in quite good condition. The date on some of the capacitors is 1933. The only coil pair is short wave, but I do not know for which band.  The power supply chassis has been significantly and poorly modified, butchered really, possibly because if it was on a 1930s tanker the supply would have been 110volts DC. Though I have had a life long interest in short wave radio this is not my type of radio and I would like to sell it.  I can post some photos if someone tells me where and how. 

Murray Wilson           Swarthmore, PA 

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Comment by David C. Poland on June 15, 2019 at 7:26pm

 Your comments suggest the 1931- 32  2-Dial model.  Do post some photos.

-of the receiver front, top and rear.

-power supply 

-speaker

Comment by Murray Wilson on June 15, 2019 at 10:54pm

Yes the oscillator is independently tuned. The instructions are dated 1931.  I am not adept at finding my way around such sites as this but we do my best to send some photos.

Murray Wilson

Comment by David C. Poland on June 16, 2019 at 12:08pm

Confirmed - the 1931 to early 1932 Scott 2-DIAL all wave radio. The receiver looks complete with cursory photo inspection. Uses plug in coils in pairs. The amp is a mess.

Offering a Scott for sale on this Scott Enthusiasts web site has been allowable.

Your amp his severely modified. The big AC power transformer is missing and would be unusable in a DC power source environment anyway. The 8 pin Jones plug socket is dislodged, and appears wiring modified - speculate to make use of the interstage audio transformer and some of the voltage divider (the big resistor). Wonder if receiver still has tubes, and what they are. Ship's 110 DC volt power would fall short of the B+ voltage design, but might work with some tube substitutions.

The the owners instruction booklet should have a page with photos of all the plug in coils to aid your identifying which coils you have. Plug in coils were used in pairs, in the two mid-chassis coil cans. 

The normal speaker supplied was an 11 inch field coil speaker (a ROLA with a Scott decal), which may  have been useable with your modified amp.

Your receiver looks restorable. Mothers Mag Polish from any store automative dept will shine up the aluminum tube and coil cover almost like polished chromium. But to restore your radio, best watch for the proper 3 tube amp on eBay. Amp's chromed power transformer has dark exposed laminations  and otherwise looks like your hacked amp with the row of vent holes on the side to deal with heat of the big voltage divider, a 5 pin speaker socket, 8 pin Jones socket and using a pair of 45's and an 80 rectifier.

Comment by Kent King on June 17, 2019 at 10:28am

Murray - We do allow "for sale" posts here on the site if you are looking for a good home for your set. The tuner looks to be in pretty decent shape, sometime the AW12-2 sets look much worse. Dave is right, the amp needs a good bit of help. whatever you decide, welcome to the group!

Kent

Comment by Murray Wilson on June 17, 2019 at 11:54am

Thank you both David and Kent for you responses and information. The instruction booklet does not show photos of the coils, it only describes the appearance of the windings (how many,  cotton or shellac covered) so that the oscillator and rf coils would not be confused. Why not differing bases on them? The general illustration of the chassis in the booklet shows a pair of SW coils in place and those coils are identified on a top cap, but the ones in the receiver I have are not.

As I noted in my first posting several of the capacitors have 1933 printed on them, presumably the date of their manufacture and of the receiver.  All of the tubes are in place on the receiver chassis, but I have not tested any of them. I removed one to see what make it was, Cunningham C237. 

There is no likelihood of the set being restored to working order by me, I am older than it is and there are things I’d rather do. In offering it for sale on this site it sounds as if I may have made something of a faux pas, but it did seem the obvious way to avoid it going into a dumpster in a few years’ time.

Murray Wilson

Comment by David C. Poland on June 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

Been too long since I looked at the owners instructions. I have two versions of the 1931 instruction manuals and, indeed,  the coil descriptions were less descriptive than I recalled.  Sorry.

The Broadcast Band coil pair tops say 200 to 500 meters. There are 5 pairs of Short Wave coils for short wave lengths down to 15 to 21 meters.  

A more likely buyer is someone looking to replace a rough looking receiver. Good Luck

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