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Atwater Kent 80 (1931)


Atwater Kent 80 (1931)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This is an interesting model 80 in that it has a model 84 chassis. Upon further research I found out that the chassis and cabinets were sometimes shipped to dealers separately. The dealers would put chassis in whatever cabinets they had on hand, so an occasional mismatch would occur. The model 80 is a gorgeous cathedral, designed by Charles S. Bradley, who also designed the models 82 and 84. The graceful Gothic-style influence with an rounded arch and multiple veneers is unsurpassed! The model 80 (model 84 chassis) is a six-tube, AM only radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. He installed a new power cord, audio cable and a safety fuse. The knob in the back is an antenna trimmer. The cabinet has two kinds of Walnut and is trimmed with Zebrawood. Gary stripped the cabinet, and masterfully ended up with a beautiful satin finish. The original knobs, chassis (we feel it's original to the radio) and speaker are present with a reproduction grille cloth. I can safely say this radio is "better than new" and is one great performer! 19"H x 16"W x 10"D.
Atwater Kent 80 (1931)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This is an interesting model 80 in that it has a model 84 chassis. Upon further research I found out that the chassis and cabinets were sometimes shipped to dealers separately. The dealers would put chassis in whatever cabinets they had on hand, so an occasional mismatch would occur. The model 80 is a gorgeous cathedral, designed by Charles S. Bradley, who also designed the models 82 and 84. The graceful Gothic-style influence with an rounded arch and multiple veneers is unsurpassed! The model 80 (model 84 chassis) is a six-tube, AM only radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. He installed a new power cord, audio cable and a safety fuse. The knob in the back is an antenna trimmer. The cabinet has two kinds of Walnut and is trimmed with Zebrawood. Gary stripped the cabinet, and masterfully ended up with a beautiful satin finish. The original knobs, chassis (we feel it's original to the radio) and speaker are present with a reproduction grille cloth. I can safely say this radio is "better than new" and is one great performer! 19"H x 16"W x 10"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on February 17, 2021
Listed price on date of sale - $995.00
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