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Atwater Kent 558 Cathedral (1932)
(wood tube cathedral radio)

Atwater Kent 558 Cathedral (1932)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

1932 was a great year for radio technology, and Atwater Kent was at the forefront. This eight-tube radio is a superhet with AVC, a vacuum tube diode detector, and a high quality paper cone speaker with cloth surround, making it among the first to perform as well as modern AM radios in terms of sound quality and sensitivity. The 558 has an interesting quirk -- a "silencer" control on the side which is a type of squelch circuit to quiet noise between stations. The 558's cathedral cabinet is one of A-K's best looking designs, and this one still has its original finish in nice condition, which enhances its long term value. No one does a better job with electrical restoration, so you can be sure it performs as well as the day it was made. All capacitors have been replaced, as well as any weak tubes or other components. A full RF/IF alignment has been performed, and a new vintage-style power cord has been installed. The nickel-plated chassis is very clean. This radio has a lighted dial and tone control. Knobs, grille cloth, speaker, and escutcheon are all original. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D.

Atwater Kent 558 Cathedral (1932)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

1932 was a great year for radio technology, and Atwater Kent was at the forefront. This eight-tube radio is a superhet with AVC, a vacuum tube diode detector, and a high quality paper cone speaker with cloth surround, making it among the first to perform as well as modern AM radios in terms of sound quality and sensitivity. The 558 has an interesting quirk -- a "silencer" control on the side which is a type of squelch circuit to quiet noise between stations. The 558's cathedral cabinet is one of A-K's best looking designs, and this one still has its original finish in nice condition, which enhances its long term value. No one does a better job with electrical restoration, so you can be sure it performs as well as the day it was made. All capacitors have been replaced, as well as any weak tubes or other components. A full RF/IF alignment has been performed, and a new vintage-style power cord has been installed. The nickel-plated chassis is very clean. This radio has a lighted dial and tone control. Knobs, grille cloth, speaker, and escutcheon are all original. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D.

Sold by Tom Albrecht on April 14, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $725.00
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