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Atwater Kent 856 (1935)


Atwater Kent 856 (1935)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Since this radio was made in 1935 and Atwater Kent stopped production in 1936, I thought I would give a little post-history. Arthur Kent went into Florida real estate after closing the plant. Now a millionaire, he moved to Los Angeles and built a mansion on the highest hill. He would throw lavish parties, dressing up as the "Mad Hatter" from "Alice In Wonderland." He was quite a character and passed away in 1949. The Atwater Kent 856 is a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. He checked the resistors and tubes replacing where necessary. He added a new Bakelite plug, audio cable and a safety fuse. These are excellent radios as it picked up several stations without an antenna. The dial light changes as you change bands, a cool feature. This radio is basically original. Gary cleaned up the cabinet and basically left it alone. The set has the original knobs, grille cloth, speaker and chassis. I believe it led a sheltered life...the original sales tag was still inside the cabinet! You don't see this model show up very often. It's a good looking, great playing radio! 19"H x 14"W x 10"D.
Atwater Kent 856 (1935)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Since this radio was made in 1935 and Atwater Kent stopped production in 1936, I thought I would give a little post-history. Arthur Kent went into Florida real estate after closing the plant. Now a millionaire, he moved to Los Angeles and built a mansion on the highest hill. He would throw lavish parties, dressing up as the "Mad Hatter" from "Alice In Wonderland." He was quite a character and passed away in 1949. The Atwater Kent 856 is a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. He checked the resistors and tubes replacing where necessary. He added a new Bakelite plug, audio cable and a safety fuse. These are excellent radios as it picked up several stations without an antenna. The dial light changes as you change bands, a cool feature. This radio is basically original. Gary cleaned up the cabinet and basically left it alone. The set has the original knobs, grille cloth, speaker and chassis. I believe it led a sheltered life...the original sales tag was still inside the cabinet! You don't see this model show up very often. It's a good looking, great playing radio! 19"H x 14"W x 10"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on February 17, 2021
Listed price on date of sale - $799.00
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