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Author:  FreeElectron [ Jan Wed 03, 2018 2:58 am ]
Post subject:  Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?

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?
Fred

Author:  Leigh [ Jan Wed 03, 2018 3:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?

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.

- Leigh

Author:  Indiana Radios [ Jan Wed 03, 2018 10:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?

The only other pure breadboard radio that I can think of is the 1925 RPM model 50.

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Author:  oldradiogeorge [ Jan Thu 04, 2018 4:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Atwater Kent breadboards and who else?

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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