The Atwater Kent 545 is a 5-tube AC powered 2-band
compact introduced as part of their 1936 line-up in the
early summer of 1935. It had an introductory sales
price of $39.90.
Its tube line up is 6A7, 6D6, 75, 42 and 80. Schematic.
Tuning range is 540-1712kc and 2300-7500kcs.
Within a year of this radio being manufactured Atwater
Kent would close up his business and retire. He had
decided that he no longer wanted to manufacture sets
at a time when he felt other makers were compromising
on quality in the face of increasing competition.
Atwater Kent Model 545 Tombstone (1935, 1936)
|"Five tube A.C. compact with short wave and standard
broadcast for foreign and domestic programs, police,
airplane and amateur calls - six tuned circuits - airplane
type illuminated dial - vernier station selector for
accurate tuning - full, rich mellow tone from the over
sized fully proportioned speaker - automatic volume
control minimizes blasting and fading and maintains
volume at a predetermined level"
Here's a smart new radio...
The cabinet was available with either the AC chassis, as
here, or as a battery-operated set (model 415Q).