The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Hi Folks: I got the tuner part of a 1940 Philharmonic in 1992. I got some paperwork too, had to make a power supply (including -150 volts) but I got it going. I am still an active SWL, haven't used the Phil since 1993, but reviewing my log I see that I DXed the AM band and logged a station almost every 10Kc. Of course that's an exaggeration but I got about half of them. With a 60 foot long wire, here in the densely populated East. I remember well my DX record, one night I tuned in 850 AM and waited and after about half an hour KOA Denver floated in and stayed for 15 minutes. I DX the AM band a lot, it's getting tougher with local interference. I don't use the Scott anymore, it's been getting dusty for 18 years. It was the top performing radio I can remember having. A little inconvenient for size, weight, and needing my clumsy power supply and an outboard audio amp. I have some printed material too: (copied), a history of E.H. Scott , with a bunch of photos; some Scott advertising pamphlets, one is dated 1942, glossy, surprises me because other Scott publications implied in 1940-41 that due to defense department needs, they couldn't make radios for the public. Some of the copied stuff is from Scott Transformer Co. radios of the 20's. As a tech/engineer type, I have always scoffed at the claims of the advertising, and the Scott ads are fun because they are such B.S.! But the radios were excellent - at least mine has been.
It's time to sell it, let somebody else get some good out of it. It's just the main chassis, with finished front wood rectangle, AM-FM, light bulb dial indicators, all the knobs, glass not cracked. I have no idea if the FM works. It seems to have a hot spot on the RF gain control when it's about 1/4 turn up, but actually it's kind of handy having screaming high gain in the RF sometimes. Whaddya think it's worth? Anybody interested? If I could figure out how to work this new-fangled computer I would send you the printed stuff. Lemme know.