Here is an absolutely beautiful 1928 Atwater Kent original Victorian radio, wonderfully restored and operating with Atwater Kent "E" radio cone speaker. This was clearly in an elegant home, as it has the gold leaf on the speaker and radio top, and was the top of the line countertop for tone and style. Their advertisement at the time said "When every note of the music you hear is what the distant artist intended you hear - that's tone!…and When you are glad to have your guests see it as well as listen - that's beauty". It has, of course, immaculate interior with all tubes restored and radio working with an external wire antennae, which is also original to the piece. The speaker is 18" tall. The radio itself is 17" wide x10" tall.
History: Arthur Atwater Kent, Sr., 1873-1949, was an American inventor and prominent radio manufacturer based in Philadelphia. He not only developed his sound system utilizing Tesla’s AC: Alternating Current, but patented the modern form of the automobile ignition coil. His radios were considered to be highly prized by the wealthy and the collector, with wonderful cabinets and gold leaf adornment. They were countertop or table radios, primarily for parlor use.