Atwater Kent Articles and other contributions

This page contains links to articles and similar information, some on this site, some elsewhere.
All contributions are welcome and gratefully acknowledged.


Ray Thompson and I have started a series of articles in Radio Age Magazine which will provide comprehensive descriptions and analysis of the early AK product line. The articles will be available here following publication, with the kind permission of Radio Age. They're listed below with the most recent first.

Full-size drawings from the articles can be found under Tech Data -> Modern Drawings.

  • "Atwater Kent: Three-Tube TA Units" (2 MByte 12-page PDF) - December 2008
  • "Atwater Kent: The Two-Tube Detector / Amplifiers" (2 MByte 12-page PDF) - August 2007
  • "Atwater Kent: One- and Two-Tube TA Units" (2 MByte nine-page PDF) - February 2007
  • "Atwater Kent: Variable Condensers" (2 MByte eight-page PDF) - February 2006
  • "Atwater Kent Variometers, Variocouplers, and Related Devices" (900 KByte seven-page PDF) - December 2005
  • "Atwater Kent: Tuning Components and Transformers" (2 MByte eight-page PDF) - October 2005
  • "Atwater Kent: Early Resistive Components and Tube Units" (seven-page HTML link) - July 2005
  • "Identifying the Earliest Atwater Kent Components" (four-page HTML link) - May 2005

  • "Atwater Kent Restoration" (333k jpg) - Article by Norm Leal, contributed by the author (thanks, Norm!)
  • "Restoring Atwater Kent Power Packs" (446k pdf) - Article by Ken Owens from OTB May 2002, contributed by the author (thanks, Ken!)


  • Some non-AK articles that have no other home.

  • "The Should-Have-Been RCA Model 23K: Analysis of a 23-Tube Prototype Receiver / Chapter 1 - The Magic Brain" (1MB 6-page PDF) - June 2006
  • "The Should-Have-Been RCA Model 23K: Analysis of a 23-Tube Prototype Receiver / Chapter 2 - The Main Chassis" (1MB 12-page PDF) - December 2011
  • "The Should-Have-Been RCA Model 23K: Analysis of a 23-Tube Prototype Receiver / The full schematic" (119K 1-page PDF) - July 2011