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 Post subject: Atwater Kent Model F4 speaker mounting question
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 2:20 am 
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Okay, I am one step closer to having my Atwater Kent Model 55C back in operation again. The F4 speaker I ordered just arrived today (had to patch a few cone tears with tacky glue & coffee filter paper, but not a big deal), along with the mounting "hook" bracket that fits in the slots in the speaker tab. I still need to make a new speaker mounting board, as the original is totally missing from my cabinet (parted out before I got the radio).

Now, here's the question: I see that, besides, the tab with the slots for the hanging hooks, there are also holes around the perimeter of the basket. Did Atwater Kent use the hanger as well as screws through the holes, simultaneously, with the hooks making it easier to install the speaker screws without it falling down? Or was the hanger used alone in some applications? Or just screws? Just how would it have been mounted in a console cabinet (NOT including the Kiel table cabinet - I know the speakers in those fired downwards)? Can someone please post some good photos? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent Model F4 speaker mounting question
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 3:16 am 
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The 55 was a very popular model.
Many independent companies made cabinets that could hold it.

AFAIK the factory installations just used the hangers, no screws.
What might have been done with other cabinets is anyone's guess.

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