Antique Atwater Kent Radios
Inventor Arthur Atwater Kent established Atwater Kent Manufacturing Works, which produced batteries, electric motors, and fans, in Philadelphia in 1896. In 1921, he patented the revolutionary breaker-point automotive ignition coil for gas engines, as well as the first fuel gauge for cars. With the money he made making cars viable, Kent turned his focus to radio technology in 1921, hiring the best and brightest engineers and marketers. In...