Cabinet Style: Cathedral Tube Count: 4 Circuit Type: Superheterodyne Power: AC w/Transformer Bands: Broadcast, Police Tubes: 57(2), 2A5, 80 Speaker: 8" Dynamic Cost: $22.50* *What cost $22.50 in 1935 would cost more than $370. today!
"The Johnson's Wax Program with Fibber McGee and Molly" was a radio show that played a major role in
determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. The series was a pinnacle of American popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its end in 1959.
Click to read the Radio Almanac for 1935
About The Radio
The depression is still on and although Arthur Atwater Kent would like to build nothing but high end radios his engineers are telling him that he needs to build less expensive radios in order to compete.This set was their lowest priced radio that year. It's pluses include an attractive and quality cabinet, a superheterodyne circuit and the popular "police band". But with only 4 tubes and no RF amplifier stage they had to include a regenerative detector in order to increase the sensitivity. The following year Atwater Kent closed his factory.