Atwater Kent radio, Model 35, 1926
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Color photograph of the radio.

Credit: Courtesy of the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

In the early 1900s two giants in the field of radio receiver manufacturing, the Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company and Philco, had their plants in Philadelphia. The Victor Talking Machine Company, the nation's largest producer of phonograph recordings, had its headquarters just across the river in Camden, New Jersey.

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