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 Post subject: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Seen an atwater kent mod.37 for sale with speaker. From the picture it looks like the regular case. I'am going to try to post the picture. Any thoughts on a fair price to offer the seller. The asking price is 100.00
Thanks for any comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 4:27 pm 
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The 37 has an unusual volume control. It's simply a variable shunt between the antenna and ground.
If that control is bad, it might be difficult to find a replacement.

It's difficult to advise anyone on price. Everybody's situation is different.
The $100 asking price doesn't seem unreasonable to me provided the set is in decent condition.

You will need to replace a few capacitors. Don't turn it on until you have done so.

Here's a modern schematic of the set:
http://www.atwaterkent.info/TechData/Dr ... 500sch.pdf

All factory data can be accessed from this index page.
http://www.atwaterkent.info/TechData/ak ... ex.html#40

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Thanks Leigh for your input. Having never bought a radio this old just wanted to make sure it looked original. I also agree with you that the price /value can vary in all situations.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 4:58 pm 
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I think the $100 price is very reasonable considering it comes
with a nice E speaker.
I wish the pix were closer so I could tell more about the paint,
but from what I can see I think the paint is reasonable, don't try
to repaint it, you can't do and have it look anywhere close to correct.
I'd like to see the inside to see what type 37 it is.
I have 3 different model 37s, they're a neat radio and very historically
significant radio.
This was AKs first fully enclosed radio, the radio and power supply
all in one cabinet.

A very neat radio, I would be all over it if I didn't have one.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Ron, I went ahead and bought it. I will post some pictures of the inside this evening. Maybe you could opine on the case condition and what type 37 it is. I sure wont paint it. Is using a gojo cream hand cleaner safe to clean the outside of the case?
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Sure use it to clean the wrinkle paint, a tooth brush will help,
also use it on the inside.

I think you got a good buy, congrats.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Thanks, I'am trying to post some pictures but going is slow. Had to use photobucket first and hope the size will work.
Keep checking and I'll eventually get them up.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 11:10 pm 
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I don't understand, why can't you just attach them to your
post?
I hate photobucket, pix will eventually go away.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 11:39 pm 
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I tried to attach one by going to browse on the add attachments here. The picture file went into the file name box but when I hit submit it keeps saying file size too large. I agree about photo bucket. But reading more on attachments on this site, I thought you had to use a commercial site to upload pics from. That one pic. I have in the post now came from craigs list and went with no problem.
I'll keep trying, if I can't get them up. If there is a PM on here you can send me your Email and I can send them to you. I really want other members to see them to get opinions on the radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Thu 05, 2013 11:45 pm 
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You can load pix from your own computer using the Upload attachment function.
The pix don't have to be on a website or hosting service.

For resizing the photos you can use Photoshop or Irfanview or other photo utilities.

I very much prefer Irfanview.
It's the best photo manipulation program on the planet, extremely versatile, reliable, and free.
Get it from http://www.irfanview.com which will redirect you to one of the download sites.

There are two files, the main program and the add-ons.
Install the main program first, then the add-ons.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2013 12:03 am 
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Thanks Leigh, I'll get to work on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2013 2:10 am 
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Trying to post pic. disregard if no pic shows
Sorry for blur, when I downsized it got blurry.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent model 37
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2013 2:39 am 
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Trying to post another pic.to see if clearer


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