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.


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Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The "Royalty of Radios"
WSHU, March 27th

Zenith was a significant player in the 1920s radio market, but, prior to the Great Depression, did not hold the same market share as Atwater Kent or RCA. The closing of the Atwater Kent factory in 1936 and RCA's decision to make the greater part of...Read more

CLUB CALENDAR
The Providence Journal, March 26th

The Atwater-Donnelly Band featuring Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle, folk, Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Rd., Framingham, Mass. ..... Dick Lupino, Ted Casher and Kent Hewitt, jazz, Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport...Read more

RI health events for the week of March 23
The Providence Journal, March 22nd

An artists' reception is set for Monday, March 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and includes music by Atwater-Donnelly, a brief speaking program and a book release and signing of "Ya Gotta Have Art: Comics by David Toste." The exhibit can be seen Monday...Read more

No. 7 @FGCU_WBB Continues Dance with No. 2 FSU
FGCU Athletics, March 22nd

Knight and Atwater currently pace the squad, each with more than 14 points per game. Knight also leads the team with 6.5 rebounds per game and tops the league with 89 made shots from the perimeter and 83 blocks. Knight was named Player of the Year for ...Read more

ODOT to perform more than 900 projects this year
Tallmadge Express, March 18th

There are also two Ohio Bridge Partnership Program projects which total $2.6 million between Kent, Mantua, Hiram, Atwater, Rootstown and Randolph townships. Also in District 14, Mahoning County will receive $146 million -- second after Summit County ...Read more

Prep results for Tuesday, March 17
Florida Today, March 17th

Matthew Ryan (HT) d. Jonathan Temple (SE) 6-3, 6-3; John Atwater (SE) d. Thomas Guyton (HT) 6-1, 6-2; Juan Torres (SE) d. Saurav Ghosal (HT) 6-1, 6-3. ... Maggie Marshall (MCC) 6-1,6-1; Sarah Laird (MCC) d. Melody Wolf (E) 6-4,7-6 (8-6); Delaney...Read more

No. 1 @FGCU_WBB Looks For Second-Straight #ASunWBB Crown Sunday ...
FGCU Athletics, March 14th

Knight and Atwater currently pace the squad, each with more than 14 points per game. Knight also leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game and tops the league with 84 made shots from the perimeter and 80 blocks. Knight was named Player of the Year for ...Read more

Atwater Kent
WSHU, November 18th

I could not write articles about vintage radio without including Atwater Kent, both the man and his radios. He is a legend among vintage enthusiasts and radio collectors, revered with near deity status. Arthur Atwater Kent preferred not to use his...Read more