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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Storms leave thousands in Metro Detroit dark; hit mid-, west Michigan hard
The Detroit News, April 13th

Bob Hollenbeck, 76, spent most of Sunday cleaning up debris outside his home along Atwater Street near Bagley. Hollenbeck, who has lived in his home since 1978, said he was coming home Saturday night and got a call ... Jackson-based CMS Energy said the...Read more

United Disability Services elects nine new board members
Akron Leader Publications, April 10th

Aaron Kurchev, of Atwater, is product manager of dispensing systems at GOJO Industries. Kurchev earned ... She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Malone University and her master's degree in nursing-nurse practitioner from Kent State University...Read more

Ford test drive to help Waterloo stadium fund
Ravenna Record Courier, April 3rd

Ford will donate $20 for each person who test drives a new Ford vehicle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The high school is located at 1464 Industry Road, just south of U.S. 224 in Atwater. Denise Horning, who is on the school stadium committee, said teachers...Read more

Armchair, Italian decanters, cigarette box and grandfather clock: Attic Finds
The Plain Dealer, March 28th

ANSWER: Arthur Atwater Kent (1873-1949) was an American inventor with 93 patents to his name. The most lucrative was his invention of the modern form of the automobile ignition coil that remained in use for more than 50 years. While still a student at...Read more

Kaleidoscope: Taking a look at some old schools in Portage County
Aurora Advocate, March 25th

Kent, Brady Lake and Franklin Township merged in the late 1950s, as did Ravenna and Ravenna Township, while Field (Brimfield and Suffield townships) and Waterloo (Atwater and Randolph townships) were the last to consolidate in the 1960s...Read more