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 Post subject: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 2:58 am 
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If they exist they must be pretty rare but were there any other companies that made their sets in the open air style somewhat like Atwater Kent?
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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 3:10 am 
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AK breadboards are plentiful on the used market (rather rare new).

They're identified by a 4-digit catalog number. That was supplemented by a 1- or 2-digit model number, sometimes with a single-letter suffix (10B, 12C, etc). The modern collecting community has created model numbers for several early sets that had no such numbers from the factory.

The earlier sets with single-digit model numbers can command high prices. The more common models 10 and 12 (with or without suffix) go for around $1000 in nice shape.

Photos of the various AK breadboards are in my Gallery:
http://www.atwaterkent.info/akGallery.html

Schematics of all the breadboards, plus many components, are here:
http://www.atwaterkent.info/TechData/ak ... Index.html

Other manufacturers were making breadboards in the early 20s also.
And various companies sold parts that hobbyists used to make similar sets.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 10:56 pm 
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The only other pure breadboard radio that I can think of is the 1925 RPM model 50.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 04, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Beautiful radio Mike. Is that one yours?
The early 2 tube Browning Drakes were Breadboards. https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/national_ ... drake.html
http://www.browninglabsinc.com/browning ... ration.htm They may have all been kits, I don't know if any
were factory made complete sets. Also, Day-fan made a breadboard kit https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/dayfan_br ... radio.html


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