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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The Farm Radio
WSHU, June 30th

Following the closing of the Atwater Kent factory in 1936, they became the largest manufacturer of mid- to high-end radios in the U.S., leaving them in a good position to develop and market new products. Other major manufacturers, such as RCA and...Read more

CLUB CALENDAR
The Providence Journal, June 19th

2-6 pm. No cover. 18+. Steve DeConti and Kent Hewitt, jazz, Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett. 792-4333. ..... The Atwater-Donnelly Duo, folk, Chepachet Union Church lawn, 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. 568-6206, ext. 224. 6:30-8 pm. Free...Read more

Power outages reported in Suffield, Randolph, Atwater
Ravenna Record Courier, June 18th

Between 21 and 100 FirstEnergy customers were reported without power on Hartville Road north of Laubert Road in Randolph. Up to another 60 customers were reported without power in Atwater, in the area north of Waterloo Road and west of Porter Road...Read more

Don't dodge the draft: Janesville Craft Beer Experience runs June 18-21
Gazettextra, June 17th

--6 p.m.—Three Sheeps Brewery: Waterslides IPA Firkin, Roll Out The Barrel, Baad Boy, Rebel Kent, Hoedown and First Kiss. --7 p.m.—Lake Front ... --6 p.m.—Atwater Brewery: Wango, Cocktown Rye and Decadent Chocolate Nitro. --7 p.m.—St. Bernardus ...Read more

Bedford man drowns during Sunny Lake outing in Aurora
Aurora Advocate, June 16th

Aurora -- A Bedford man is dead by drowning after an evening at Sunny Lake with friends and family. The Portage County Water Rescue Team was called to Sunny Lake late June 13 after Howard Kutchmark, 55, swam out to retrieve a remote-controlled boat ...Read more

Drowning victim in Aurora's Sunny Lakes identified
WKYC-TV, June 14th

AURORA -- The body of a 55-year-old man was recovered from Sunny Lake on Sunday afternoon. He has now been identified as Howard Kutchmark, 55, of Bedford. Witnesses said he swam out to retrieve a remote-controlled boat and did not return about ...Read more

Seaport Museum charts boisterous beginnings of Dock Street
Newsworks.org, June 10th

"Atwater Kent had been collecting things in the '30s [to establish the city history museum] and the Franklin Institute was collecting. John Taxin was collecting in a much different way," said Seaport chief curator Craig Bruns. "He would low-ball it...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