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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

I have an 800 B in what the pictures i hope to be able to post will disclose is unfortunately in fairly poor condition.   I do as the prior blog posts reflect have remote and additional cable, both in quite good condition.  From what I can determine the receiver has the proper connection to allow for the remote to be plugged in.  

Am interested if there may be any interest in taking these items.

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Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on October 8, 2017 at 2:02pm

Michael:  That is a pretty fancy cabinet.  I have never seen a Scott 800B in that cabinet before and have not seen that cabinet in any Scott promotional literature.  Can you post a photo of the back of the cabinet and of the tuner chassis from the back?

Comment by Michael on October 8, 2017 at 2:21pm

Norman, the third picture is the turner chassis from the back.   I can do the back of the cabinet in a bit.  There are two (2) panels with rattan-sort of in-fill.  Full disclosure-there are flaws in the cabinet but much of it is in very good shape.  So sad, because for a number of years I used this radio in my office at work.  Never tried the turn table-don't think I ever had a needle.

Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on October 8, 2017 at 2:34pm
Michael: Indeed. I should have asked for a photo of the top of the tuner chassis looking from the back.
Norman
Comment by Michael on October 8, 2017 at 2:38pm

Sad, but true.

Comment by Michael on October 8, 2017 at 2:38pm

Actually looking from the front

Comment by David C. Poland on October 8, 2017 at 5:07pm

That cabinet appears to be the Zenith 40A from 1928-9 - pictured on pg 119 of the Zenith Radio Early Years volume by Cones & Bryant. But with a replacement speaker panel and grill cutout to accommodate the much larger 15 inch co-axial speaker of the Scott 800B.

Yours is evidently another example of a Scott radio retrofit to replace an obsolete radio to save a fine late 1920's and early 1930's cabinet. Superb result.

Comment by Manos Petridis on October 14, 2017 at 4:57pm

Did i read that right? the 800B had an available remote that also controlled the volume? Also, can someone tell me what the best way is to identify the varous types of capacitors. I'm generally knowledgeable in capacitors but find it difficult to identify these very old types, both electrolytic and other types, based solely on outward appearances.

Comment by Manos Petridis on October 14, 2017 at 4:59pm

I guess i should've added: Is there a site or a book that makes identification simple and maybe includes replacement suggestions?

Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on October 15, 2017 at 11:21am

Manos:  Yes, the Model 800B was optionally available with remote control.  When ordered with the remote control option the set also included remote operated volume control and sometimes (two cases that I know of) with a switch for limited phonograph operation.  Even of not ordered with the remote control option, the 800B a remote control may be plugged into the 800B tuner chassis to turn the set on, off, and change to preset stations.

Norman

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