The Atwater Kent Manufacturing Co., founded by inventor Arthur Atwater Kent in the early 1920s, was for a time the largest radio manufacturer in the U.S. Atwater Kent is known for its early 'breadboard' receiver kits, which had no external case to hide the tubes and other components, and required some assembly. The company also made cathedral type and tombstone style radios, and stand-alone speakers.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jim's Antique Radio Museum

Jim's Antique Radio Museum

Jim Tripp's showcase of radios from the 1920s to late 1950s, organized by style and theme (wood, console, plastic, … [read review or visit site]

The Radio Attic's Archives

The Radio Attic's Archives

This photo gallery of over 7800 vintage radios, categorized by manufacturer and model number, is a group effort wit… [read review or visit site]

Alan Voorhees' reference resource for vintage radio collectors includes a photo gallery, article library, PDF archi… [read review or visit site]

This vast archive and community of radio collectors features over 120,000 radio model listings and 350,000 photos a… [read review or visit site]

Phil's Old Radios

Phil's Old Radios

This extensive collection of antique radios includes beautiful photos and detailed historical descriptions. The sit… [read review or visit site]

John Pelham's collection of wood and plastic radios from the 1930's and 40's. What sets this site apart is the deta… [read review or visit site]



Steve Erenberg's extremely wacky and well-done collection of vintage mad-scientist devices and contraptions. Writte… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Recent News: Atwater Kent Radios

Source: Google News

'Instantly, I love her': the affairs that inspired Carol, November 28th

As she worked on the novel, she relived one of her most passionate love affairs, with the wealthy American socialite Virginia Kent Catherwood, whom she had first met in New York in 1944. The daughter of A. Atwater Kent, the inventor and radio...Read more

Portage County getting ready for new single-stream curbside recycling in eight ...
Akron Beacon Journal, November 27th

4, the 95-gallon bins will be distributed to residents of Kent, Ravenna and Brady Lake and Brimfield, Mantua, Shalersville, Franklin and Atwater townships. Pickups will begin the week of Jan. 11. Rootstown Township may be joining the system soon. The...Read more

Tuesday's Scores
SFGate, November 24th

Atwater Waterloo 52, Akr. Springfield 30. Avon 66, Avon Lake 29. Barnesville 69, St. Clairsville 34. Batavia 53, Felicity-Franklin ... Maria Stein Marion Local 56, Waynesfield-Goshen 36. Marysville 52, Bellefontaine 45. Massillon Jackson 58, Kent...Read more

Forbidden Love
The New Yorker, November 22nd

Virginia, the daughter of Arthur Atwater Kent, an inventor and the founder of a radio company, had married a banker named Cummins Catherwood, in a wedding that made the society pages. She met Highsmith at a party in New York, and in 1946 they became ...Read more

@FGCU_WBB Travels to North Carolina A&T For 2015-16 Opener
FGCU Athletics, November 12th

Backed by six-time Coach of the Year Karl Smesko , the Eagles return two double-figure scorers in seniors Whitney Knight (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds High School) and Kaneisha Atwater (Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Westwood High School/VCU)...Read more

Cedar Springs Brewing Company pays homage to German spirit, roots with grand ..., November 10th

"I also think it'll be a destination in Northern Kent County." It was a long time coming – 20 years for Ringler, a 1988 Northview ... Ringler would work at Detroit's Atwater Brewing, Webberville's Michigan Brewing Works and at GRBC, when it was located...Read more

Vintage radio hobby turns eBay business for ex-petroleum engineer, November 9th

After spotting a wall of antique radios on an American Pickers rerun, he visited the Tulsa company shown and drove home with a carload of equipment, including 1920s crystal radios, a Zenith console and Atwater Kent breadboard radios bought at wholesale ...Read more

Avon Lake girl almost abducted; Ravenna woman killed by park train; gun threat ..., November 2nd

An Atwater man was injured after he jumped a fence, off the West Main Street Bridge in Kent, onto the railroad tracks below. (WNIR 100.1-FM). Downtown Akron Partnership launched a program this year to help businesses fill empty storefronts in downtown ...Read more