The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
I am working a beautiful original Scott 800-B6 that I picked up this fall. The unit was advertised on E-bay and located only about 3+ hour drive from where I live outside of Milwaukee, WI. So.... I went for it and ended up the winning bidder.
The story goes that it was once owned by a family in the LaCrosse, Wi area. Reportedly the family that originally owned the radio also happened to own a Ford dealership or two in that area. The story I was told by the seller/flipper was that the radio came from the estate of the Ford dealership family and he was helping the family with the former owner's possessions. It was he that told me that he had been told by the family that the owner of the dealership traded a new 1947 Ford pickup truck for the unit. Of course this story cannot be verified but, the story does make me even more excited to get the unit up and going again.
It's so hard for me to wrap my head around that story 72 years later. I'm not sure this would be an accurate comparison but, I can't imagine a commercially produced stereo, new today, that would be so special that a Ford dealer today would be willing to trade out a new pickup truck off the lot for.
I have one request for anyone out there that has been a "Scott Man" for longer than I. I am seem to be missing the aluminum loop antenna that would have been included with this unit. I assume it is over rated but, the unit is otherwise so nice I'd like to just make it complete once again. Would anybody out there have a loop antenna that they would be willing to let go of? If so, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at FickauPrototypes@cs.com.
I am also interested in possibly picking up an nice Model 16 Scott and or a Philharmonic if someone knows of any out there.