Atwater Kent

The AWA was fortunate to receive a major donation, generously given by the family of Ralph and Elinor Williams.

Ralph and Elinor, over a 40-year period, painstakingly built the world’s most comprehensive collection of Atwater Kent equipment and memorabilia. They opened the “Voice of the Twenties” Museum in Orient Point, NY in 1985, was open by appointment to radio historians and collectors for many years.

Through the family’s wonderful gift, the AWA museum has acquired many rare breadboards, receivers, speakers, and even an incredible automotive display complete with working ignition system, circa 1910. These items will be on display to pay tribute to an incredible couple who were so much a part of the AWA family for so many years. We are extremely grateful and honored for this opportunity to keep Ralph and Elinor’s memory alive and to share items from their incredible museum at AWA.

Among the items in this donation is this rare & unique Model 4066 AK Breadboard mounted in a phonograph cabinet that lowers when the lid is closed.