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Radio Men: 1928

Radio Men: 1928

The Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia in 1928 or 1929. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Little Stove

I think the final product can be seen at one of these links:

http://www.atwaterkentradio.com/ak52.htm
http://www.atwaterkentradio.com/ak53.htm

This 27-inch tall pressed-steel console Model 52 radio was manufactured in 1928, painted crinkle brown. Along with Models 51, 53, 56, and 57, it became known by collectors as the "little stove."

 
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