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 Post subject: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 1:21 am 
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Well, my Atwater Kent 55C is all done. Power supply filters re-capped and the line bypass caps replaced with X-Y rated ones, along with the power cord. The 1930's vintage speaker has been replaced with the proper Atwater Kent F4, and a new mounting board was made to replace the missing original one. Grille cloth from Brett's Old Radios on Ebay. I think she looks great! The "quality capacitor" is still in place, so the high tones are definitely lacking, but it otherwise sounds okay. VERY sensitive set! Wish I knew who manufactured the cabinet, but there is no tag, so no way to tell.

Funny how the "table model" RCA Radiola 60 sitting on top of the Model 55C is wider than the "floor model" radio it is sitting on! :D

ImageAtwater Kent Model 55C by RAKnack
ImageAtwater Kent 55C by RAKnack


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 5:46 am 
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Beautiful work. If could ever stop buying test equipment and communication receivers I could buy

a console.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 6:50 am 
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Nice job, Rich.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 8:04 am 
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Great job, Rich!

I like the AK 55 and 60 a lot, wish I could convince my wife. :-)

Maybe if I got one of the tin box models... they still take up a lot of space, though, with the speaker.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 9:40 am 
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Looks very good and the grill cloth went in well. Nice straight lines and no sag.

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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 10:51 am 
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I actually got a pretty good deal on this one! I had a Crosley 51 "deluxe" that had been put into a homebrew case at some point in its history, and was thinking about getting rid of it. Found out that one of my co-workers is the V.P. of the Michigan Antique Radio Club, and he had the A-K and didn't want it any more, but he was interested in the Crosley, so we made a trade! Only things that cost anything were the F4 speaker and mounting hook, the power cord, grille cloth, a small piece of plywood from Lowe's for the speaker board, some spray adhesive, and replacements for the grid caps and leads.


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 Post subject: Re: Atwater Kent 55C - finished!
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I have always like AK sets. Nice looking 55.

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