The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Thanks for responding. I guess I'll get some Brasso and Q-Tips and shine it up. Probably see if it works. Don't have an outside antenna here, feel a little old for climbing trees but it'll be good to get my other radios a stronger signal. So do you collector guys actually listen to your radios? I had a guy tell me I could listen to all that on the Internet and I said "But what fun would that be?"
Gotta admit I like reading the old ads, and trying to imagine the history of radio. Read a good book on the history of Ham radio which had some insights into early radio in general. It's "The World of Ham Radio, 1901--1950, A Social History", by Richard A. Bartlett. OK this is straying far from E. H. Scott in his famous days but he would have been a kid back then and I suppose he had a crystal set, and wanted to make it work better.