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ARCI (Illinois) meet this August

Started this discussion. Last reply by John T. Meredith Apr 18, 2019. 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, 2019. 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 steve parr's blog post WTB Philharmonic Beam of Light Escutcheon
"Steve - Yes, later set, this is an FM Philharmonic. Have you sent us the serial number?  Finding the large dial escutcheon will be tough. Occasionally a set of escutcheons will appear on ebay. Someone here might be able to help too...good…"
Kent King commented on Frank DeFilippi's blog post WTB All Wave 23 amplifier/power supply
"Unattached amps do turn up occasionally - but they aren't easy to find. I know there was a 23 amp on ebay just a couple weeks ago, keep your eyes open. I do not have any spares, as I said, they can be hard to locate. Kent"
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Masterpiece VI
"I suspect (but don't know for sure) that you'd want an audio (log) taper for the bass control. A linear control is going to change very rapidly - the "useable" control range will be very limited. On the schematic for the MP VI,…"
Jan 24
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"The serial number hasn't been recorded before, thanks! Scott built about 3000 Philharmonic sets total over the roughly 5 year production. I have serial numbers for about 350, so you can rest assured you have a scarce radio. I think Dave gave…"
Jan 3
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"With the 1937 introduction of the massive feature laden 30 tube Philharmonic, Scott soon launched lower tube count models for those who desired a less costly radio with the same build quality and craftsmanship - for example the 16 tube Model Sixteen…"
Jan 2
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Jan 2
Joe Y replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hi David, thank you very much for the background and references! I had hoped the set was an earlier model, so that’s great to know. I’m glad to hear the instruction and tech manuals are posted, those are my next move. I appreciate the…"
Jan 2
David C. Poland replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Welcome Joe,    Your E. H. Scott radio is likely from 1937, the year the 30 tube Philharmonic was introduced, as your serial number has a single alpha prefix. By about the end of 1937, Scott serial numbers expanded to the two alpha letter…"
Jan 1
Joe Y replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"I have a pointer dial Philharmonic with serial number E-760. My great grandfather - who I am named after - ordered it new from the factory. The set is all original and has never been restored (pics posted) - it sat in the same spot in the same house…"
Jan 1
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Mark & others...thanks. I had a couple of them already, and I always appreciate to pointers.  Kent"
Dec 11, 2019
Mark D McClure replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Hey Kent,  Here is a new one posted on Ebay.  K-533  Asking 2 93889759Thousand.  Very Clean.  Item # 303393889759  Not the seller.  Just a really nice Scott Mark"
Dec 8, 2019
Jos Callinet replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
Dec 7, 2019
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Dec 7, 2019
Jos Callinet replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Speaking of new, or possibly new, finds of E-H Scott Serial Numbers, there is an Allwave 23 in a Tasman Cabinet currently (as of 7 December 2019) on sale on eBay, from a seller based in Maryland, near Baltimore. I asked him to please take a close-up…"
Dec 7, 2019

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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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