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My Philharmonic featured on SWLing Blog Post

I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.

Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio. 

I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.

You can check it out at: Philharmonic Beam of Light

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Comment by Scott Seickel on April 9, 2016 at 6:50pm

Nice Ken !!

What happened to the knobs?  You said the owner had the knobs. 

And where did you source this cabinet from?

Comment by Ken Carr on April 9, 2016 at 7:52pm
The cabinet came with the radio. There were only 2 knobs, one of which was broken. The owner was not able to find any. The two I came up with were burried in spaces a among the tubes. You may have my radio mixed up with another?
Glad you like it, Scott. Some day I will replace the little bits of walnut veneer that are missing.
Comment by Scott Seickel on April 9, 2016 at 8:13pm

This is a quote from the article: 

I first learned about this radio through a local classified ad–the owner was selling the internal components (and original knobs) but had no cabinet. I believe he was asking $1200. The chrome plating is such eye candy, I can see why some owner in the past removed it from the cabinet to save space. Still, it was a shame the cabinet had been discarded–as one can see from your photos, the craftsmanship is simply stunning.

What am I missing?

Comment by Ken Carr on April 9, 2016 at 8:49pm
That comment was by the blog owner, Thimas Witherspoon. The only E. H. Scott he had ever seen was the one advertised for sale with no cabinet but with knobs. He didn't buy it.

He originally posted a story about a super Crosley and called it a 'benchmark' radio. He asked that if any of his readers had benchmark radios he would like to know about them. I responded with some photos and an email about my Philharmonic and he made a new blog post from that info. That's when he commented about the Scott he had considered buying.

If you like to listen to SW and LW I can highly recommend subscribing to his blog. He sends out about a dozen posts a week with all sorts of neat articles on the latest in radio technology.
Comment by Scott Seickel on April 10, 2016 at 7:48am

LOL....he needs to clean up his wording a bit. 

I used to SWL many years ago but have given it up as many others also have.  There is just nothing exciting on the airwaves anymore. 

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