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Thomas Fickau
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  • New Berlin, WI
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Thomas Fickau posted a status
"Does anyone know of anyone that can handle rewinding the 2 coils for the tweeters in the crossover for a 1941 Laurette ?"
Aug 8
Thomas Fickau replied to ronald potter's discussion scott chassis,power supplies, cabients and sets for sale
"Is there any kind of list at all?     I am currently bringing back to life a 1941 Laurette that needs a functional crossover. Working on 3 Scott 800B-6's.   Looking for 1 or 2 of the aluminum accessory loop antennas and…"
Aug 8
Thomas Fickau left a comment for Robert Cameron
"Robt. I am getting closer on the full rebuild of the Model 16 I recently acquired.    A local fella is diggin it.   He's the one with the degree in electrical engineering.   He asked if I knew of any other Model 16…"
Apr 3
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Tom - I got your PM, thanks. For everyone's reference: I'll take any serial numbers, even off "parts" sets. Thanks! Kent"
Mar 16
Thomas Fickau commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"I am not for certain right now.  I took the first 800 i purchased.  The lone spare 800 tuner I picked up while driving past Detroit (thought it might be nice to have options) back to Milwaukee area.  And the 800-B6 (has the B6 decal…"
Mar 16
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Tom: I think some of the earlier 800B sets were simply marked 800.  Does your set labeled Model 800 have the pre-war FM band? Norman"
Mar 16
Thomas Fickau commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Kent, Are you trying to collect serial number on Model 16s or 800s or both? Are you interested in numbers off of only complete sets or loose receivers as well because thus far I have a spare receiver for both the 16 & the 800 that I picked up…"
Mar 16
Thomas Fickau left a comment for Robert Cameron
"Robt- Thanks for your response.   Your family radio along with the supporting documentation is very neat.   As fate would have it.....just this Past Friday I was able to purchase a Model 16 that is exactly identical to yours (In…"
Mar 16
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Thanks, new number for the database. It must have been built in Dec 1937 or later, based on the number.  Kent"
Mar 14
David C. Poland commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"That cabinet is the desirable somewhat upscale ACOUSTICRAFT cabinet ($45). Model Scott SIXTEEN radio was introduced Summer of 1937, was offered for about a year and listed for $178, including the Scott Super antenna, without cabinet. Sometimes…"
Mar 13
Robert Cameron commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Hopefully this is clearer..."
Mar 13
Kent King commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"What is the serial number? I can't make it out. thanks!!"
Mar 13
Robert Cameron commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Hi Tom: Your blog mentioned that you were interested in acquiring a Scott "16" … I have one that I would consider moving... It is in what I believe is an Aristocrat case. I have not run it for a number of years but did run then. I…"
Mar 13
Thomas Fickau commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"I was not aware the aluminum loop antenna was NOT stock to the unit.  That would help to partially explain why you see relatively so few of them still attached to receiver units up for sale.  That being the case and considering the overall…"
Jan 27
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"The aluminum loop antenna was an option.  Are you sure your set was so equipped?"
Jan 27
David C. Poland commented on Thomas Fickau's blog post Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.
"Be a post war model, the 800-B. Post a photo."
Jan 26

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Scott 800-B6 My First Scott Radio.

Posted on January 26, 2020 at 4:19pm 12 Comments

Fellow enthusiasts,

I am working a beautiful original Scott 800-B6 that I picked up this fall.   The unit was advertised on E-bay and located only about 3+ hour drive from where I live outside of Milwaukee, WI.   So.... I went for it and ended up the winning bidder. 

The story goes that it was once owned by a family in the LaCrosse, Wi area.   Reportedly the family that originally owned the radio also happened to own a Ford dealership or two in that area.    The story I was…

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