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ARCI (Illinois) meet this August

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith Apr 18. 3 Replies

Folks -I am honored to have been asked to speak at the Illinois radio meet on Sat Aug 3. The theme for their meet is Art Deco and my talk will be about Scott in the Art Deco era. I've got some ideas…Continue

Scott Telecator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Jan 21. 1 Reply

Having searched for years, I was very lucky this month to acquire a Scott Telecator. This device predates Scott radio, circa 1919-1920. His invention was patented and generated enough money that…Continue

Scott Special available

Started Mar 31, 2017 0 Replies

I am assisting another individual in helping sell a Scott Special Communications Receiver. It is on a custom built rolling stand, with the original speaker and amplifier. Based on the serial number,…Continue

Philosophical Debate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Mar 17, 2017. 15 Replies

I bought a World Record Super 9 at the Estes auction last weekend (photos attached). This is supposed to be the set described in the March 1927 issue of Citizen's Radio Callbook. I say supposed to be…Continue

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Kent King commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"I got word from another member that Badger had suffered a bad fire and were very busy recovering from the event. Glad to hear they reached out to you! Kent"
Kent King replied to John Perry's discussion Scott Allwave 23 Restoration
"When replacing the 3 wires running from the switch assembly in the center can to the SW coils...I find it is easiest to carefully remove the switch rotor, unscrew the phenolic plate and unsolder/replace the wires away from the set, then pass them…"
Nov 1
Kent King commented on Jiri Placek's blog post E.H. Scott Historical Society - Scott News
"Jiri - What issue did you want? I'll be happy to send you a copy...Kent"
Oct 23
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Thanks, I did not have that one. That set is rough but restorable.  Kent"
Oct 6
Fran Mayer replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, I was at the New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, RI yesterday. They have on display a Scott AW 23 (7 knob). I don't know if you have that serial number. But here it is - P-524. It is in VERY unrestored condition. I…"
Oct 6
Mark D McClure replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Good I am glad I can add to your list.  Wow, that is funny it happened like that.  Both Radios I got from Sarasota, Fl Mark"
Oct 6
Kent King replied to Felix-A. Gravel's discussion McMurdo Silver 15/17 Volume Pot Issues
"I strongly doubt that is an original control. I'll check my references to see what I can find.  The little circuit off the tap is intended to increase the bass response at the low end of the volume control, giving the set a richer sound…"
Oct 6
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Funny fact...both those are new numbers for the records - and for both numbers, I had record of the set with the next higher serial number. That's unusual, I don't have a lot of consecutive numbers. Thanks!"
Oct 6
Kent King replied to Thomas Day's discussion Silver Ghosts by JWF Puett
"I talked to June fairly often in the 90s. He has been gone a few years now, I do not know if the family or estate have maintained the copyright. I have most of his publications around Scott, he also did a book on "big radios", supposedly…"
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Mark D McClure replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hey Kent, I have a Scott Masterpiece Serial # ZZ-110. I also have a AW 15 Serial #  F-351 Mark"
Oct 5
Kent King replied to Dave's discussion AW 23 Volume Expander
"I wrote this up about 20 years ago. Needs updated, but it will give you a feel for how the expander works. Kent"
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Kent King replied to Mark D McClure's discussion The New Wellington Record Player Needed
"Mark - If this is the one we discussed on facebook, the serial number placed it in very late Dec 1936 or maybe early Jan 37.  Kent"
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Phish Tales

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:33am 0 Comments

All - The moderators removed an account that was a bit "phishy" today. We try hard to keep these folks off the forum, but every once in awhile, one gets in. Please ignore/delete any questionable messages and let's keep on talking Scotts!


Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:04am 1 Comment

I've spent several days working on a particularly difficult chassis and learned something I thought I'd share. First, here is what I had to start with: A nice single chassis Super XII. The IF aligned beautifully, and the 3 SW bands also aligned "by the book". The set sounded great on any SW band, AM was basically dead. There are only 3 things that are AM only, so I verified each coil. While checking continuity on the oscillator coil, I happened to notice that the 1K resistor seemed to move a…


Super XII Restoration

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:48pm 8 Comments

A Fast Tour


The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:


And underneath we have:…


Shield Grid 9 SW coils

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:03pm 1 Comment

Scott made plug-in SW coils for the Shield Grid 9. I'm researching them a bit and I could use more data points. If ANY of you have some of the SG9 SW coils, please contact me. I've got a few questions for you. Thanks!

Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 4:54pm on March 3, 2010, Merle Jones said…
Hello Kent, long time since we've last spoke. Thanks for the invite. I look forward to conversing with you and all the other Scott collectors and seeing their nice radios. -Merle
At 6:34pm on May 23, 2011, Thomas Day said…


In a post you mentioned having a check list for the allwave 23. Is there a link to that here?

Having a new transformer made and want to be sure everything else is good. The power supply had been re capped at some point. Haven't looked at the main chassis yet except to determine that it needed one tube which I have replaced. I have the operation and service manuals coming from Great Northern.



At 10:20pm on April 1, 2012, Renee A. Zeller said…

Kent.....thank you..... I would love more information on the Sheraton cabinet with a Laureate chassis  - if you could provide some PDF's that would be wonderful.  This has been sitting in the corner of my Great Grandfathers cabin ever since I was young.....I never realized what it was until last summer when I uncovered it and looked at it....but I finally took some pictures so I could ask about it.  Thank you again for your time.....I may bug you again with a few more questions when I take a look at it closer this Spring when I am up North at the cabin!  Renee:).   If you'd like to email the PDF's my e-mail is   Thanks:)

At 11:35am on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Kent, got a quick question.  In photos 19 thru 24 of your photos, what is that device?  I have something like that has either 5 or 6 of those tubes.



At 4:05pm on December 28, 2012, Kent King said…

That is the Scott FM changes 88-108 FM down to 42-50 so that the older FM tuners could receive the modern band established post-war. The 717A tubes are used in a number of higher frequency applications. If your device has 5 or 6 of them, it could be most anything....

At 7:46pm on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…


I'll have to dig it out of the garage tomorrow.  Maybe I can find out more info from google, now what I know it is.


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At 8:23pm on March 2, 2013, Steve Boracchia said…

Hi Kent,

I am not sure what to do with this one.  I thought I may be able
to strip it and re-crome, but that would stretch my abilities quite a bit. 
I'm sure I  could get it to work if it was just a re-capp and resistor/coil
check, its not so difficult electrically. All the parts are there. The cabinet is nice, the original owner stripped it so it just needs a refinish.  I really don’t want to pay
much for a good chassis, so I am not sure what to do.  I'll have to check
the serial number and get back to you.


At 7:49am on March 4, 2013, Kent King said…

Steve -

I would like the serial number for my research. Actually, rechroming a 23 will probably cost as much (if not more) than locating a nice it you want to get it operating, I'd say "Go for it". You are right, even if it isn't pretty, you will be able to make it play, and it will sound great. It's worth the effort! If you need anything along the way, just ask, folks here are always glad to help!


At 8:38am on December 28, 2013, Darrell Schneider said…

Hi Kent,

Working on pics and serial #'s, but what is meant by the term "Serbs"?

Thanks, Darrell

At 6:33pm on November 19, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…


I have been cleaning up the schematic for the early (Feb. 1946) schematics for the 800B. Here are those two pages. I am working on another page that combines the radio tuner circuit and the electric tuning circuit on one page. The paper size is printable on 11 X 17 inch paper for the two files included here.




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