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Very cool stuff Jon, great finds! Looking forward to reading along on your progress.

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Very nice! Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Acquired E.H. Scott AW15 and AW23
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Very nice examples.
Do check the Scott site, in archives, in set folders for owner instruction manuals.
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For the AW-15 - the red antenna posts - indicates an early version with an Arcturus Wunderlick 2nd detector, although some have been converted to use a 55 tube when the Wunderlich tube was no longer available. So get that owners manual. For a long wire antenna, use the black antenna post. The toggle switch on the back would switch to/from the the red posts intended for a special antenna for short wave reception, but lacking that, the long wire position works for SW too so just use the long wire antenna for all bands.
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For the 7 knob AW-23 - theTWO antenna posts (plus ground post) indicates a late 1936 or 1937 production example incorporating the new super shield antenna coupler is built into your AW-23. Thus, twin line from the Scott super antenna (or other double dipole antenna) would be directly to those two antenna posts - and, so, the outboard antenna switch sometimes seen hung on the tube shield is inappropriate for your AW-23. If using only single long wire antenna, 1) connect to the far left post as you face the back of the radio and 2) place a jumper wire from the ground post to the near antenna post. The 7 knob instruction manuals in Scott archives does not mention the use of the two antenna posts.
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If some one has a late 7 knob AW-23 instruction manual that does deal with two antenna posts, Kent King would sure like a copy (me too).

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Was the Waverly X cross cabinet for the AW15 also called a Waverly or did they have a different name for the AW15 version? And was the AW15 made simultaneously with the AW23?

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Jon, I'm almost too jealous to reply.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Wow, what a score! Beautiful radios! Congratulations!

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Matt,
There were several versions of the Waverly cabinet over several years.
Introduced for the Model 15 and continued for the AW-23.
There was also a tall version Waverly Grande for the AW-23 with extra height to accommodate a phonograph above the receiver.
And the cabinet was further enlarged to accommodate the Philharmonic 1937 to about 1941.
All versions of this "Swedish modern" Walnut cabinet carried the name WAVERLY.

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Thanks Dave. Jon those are beautiful radios. Makes a good case to reduce the collection down to a couple great radios and free myself of the boatanchor of too many projects and all the parts, tubes, and space it takes to support the hobby. Heck....what am I talking about? I love junk!

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Jon, thanks for the clarification. I went back to the local radio sale last night and saved this empty Scott Waverly 15 cabinet. Has the escutcheons, but nothing else. My experience with Scott is very limited. Once about 20 years ago I had a very rough AW12 chassis w/coils, no amp & no cabinet so I sold it at Elgin and bought something else to play with. I do have an 800B and somewhere lost in a box in my basement is Hobbs book. A Silver Marshall 726SW also followed me home. It is missing a cabinet and would look great inside this Waverly with a little router work :lol: .

Is there a source for the original type grill cloth? Mine is a bit ragged. 1st pic is at the sale, rest are in my truck. Back to polishing.

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The AW-23 was introduced in the fall of 1935. EH Scott Radio Laboratories continued to sell Allwave Fifteen models until stock was depleted. Since all Scott receivers were built to order, little Allwave Fifteen stock remained on the shelf at the time the AW-23 was introduced. The tell tale evidence consists of some original Allwave Fifteen receivers found in cabinets designed for the AW-23.

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Jon, No side openings like your AW23. Grill cloth looks like it has a horizontal runner from the front, but the picture taken with baffle removed looks more like a diamond pattern. In any case it's gotta go. I haven't tried to remove the cloth yet. Are those 1/8 dowel rods pressed into the saw kerf to fasten cloth in place? It's cleaning up nicely although there are a couple scratches on top that aren't going away with rotten stone and linseed oil, but it's still going to be darn good looking.

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The entire front panel can be disassembled from the cabinet if desired. The waterfall grill section can be removed via a set of three or four wood screws. After the baffle board is removed they will be exposed as will the remaining front panel wood screws around the perimeter. I disassembled my entire cabinet for cleaning. I can see the "shadow" of where the power supply and speaker resided. A shame the components were not inside when you purchased. Do you know were they are?


I did notice the screws for the front panel. I assume it would then lift out from the top. So actually I could use this cabinet for the S-M without destroying it if I wanted to make a new panel. The speaker mounting baffle is removed in the picture and the space between the baffle and cabinet makes a good hideout for bugs :shock:. The radios were part of an estate of a local collector. They were initially offered by appointment to club members a few months ago by the family. I don't know, but I suspect an earlier visitor got the hardware. Only a handful of people were able to get early appointments as it was difficult to make arrangements with the family. The family sold the house and abandoned the remaining radios to the new owners who are preparing extensive remodeling/flipping. There is one more radio I would love to buy, but so far I haven't been able to negotiate an agreement on price. I got a lot of good stuff so I'm very happy with the deals they made me and cannot complain.

There is no "correct" grill cloth that I could find. I settled for this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Radio-Grille-Cloth-528-195-vintage-inspired-reproduction-18-by-24/311935301631 When compared to the picture of the original cloth in the X above it is sort of close. I almost bought this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Radio-Speaker-Grille-Cloth-English-Tweed-18x24-SUMMER-SALE/182717480711 ,but did not because it appears to have some vertical pattern. Any choice is a compromise. After I remove the original I will wash it gently and save it for a hopeful future match. With all the advances in 3d printing it shouldn't be long before somebody can print you whatever pattern you want. Actually I'm surprised somebody hasn't done it yet.

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Jon, it's safe. I will not re-purpose it. Thanks for the tip about removing the front panel. That will make cleaning easier and do a better job. Actually I'm more likely to sell the S-M 726SW and a bunch of other sets. I have way too much stuff and crazier yet is I pay rent on two storage places to keep it in. If I owned 5 acres and a barn it might be different, but I don't. Perhaps having one or two exceptional consoles would be the motivation I need to let go of the rest.

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