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Atwater Kent Model 20 (1924)

Atwater Kent Model 20 (1924)

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Atwater Kent Company History

The Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company operated from 1902-1936. Their first radio models were nicknamed "breadboards" and the first 7 were released in 1923. In 1921, the company founder Arthur Atwater Kent patented a modern version of the automobile ignition coil. In 1925, Atwater Kent became the largest maker of radios in the United States. The company was at its peak in 1929, and had 12,000 employees. During the Great Depression, Atwater Kent adjusted from high-priced radio sets to more affordable tabletop radios. Kent closed his last radio factory in 1936.

Atwater Kent Model 20

This model is an Atwater Kent Model 20, released in 1924.

Donation: John & Carol Babina Jr.

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