Friday, May 10, 2013

Atwater Kent radio factory

The Atwater Kent radio factory, owned by Arthur Atwater Kent, was the largest maker of radios in the United States in the 1920s. This set of photos of work at the facility is from National Photo. The first two show Mr. Kent himself observing various facets of work at the factory.

 Mary Ramsey starting assembly of set, 1925

 Philadelphia factory, 1925

 First loud speaker operation pressing from flat piece of metal, 1925

Radio set assembling room, 1925

 Shaping bell for loudspeaker, 1925

Winding transformer coils, 1925

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