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Huge 1935 Atwater Kent 509 Console W/tune-o-matic Programmable Clock Timer Vg For Sale

Huge 1935 Atwater Kent 509 Console W/tune-o-matic Programmable Clock Timer Vg

Huge 1935 Atwater Kent 509 Console w/Tune-O-Matic Programmable Clock Timer VG

FREE Local or Delivery to Kutztown May 9-11 radio Meet

Rare & Beautiful ... Huge Atwater Kent model 509 Nine Tube Console Radio with the rarely seen Tune-O-Matic programmable clock/timer on the front panel. This was the biggest AK console made and second only to the 511 as the most complex and intricate electronically. The 511 was basically the same set [in the same elaborate cabinet] but with 11 tubes. Made in 1935 .. What really set this model aside from other Atwater Kents were the "Tune-O-Magic" features. They allowed you to use the clock to program the time and selection of your favorite radio stations as well as turn the set on and off at preselected times. Pretty fancy for 1935!

The impressively big chassis covered both AM and Short Wave [5.5 to 15.5 MC] and powered an equally impressive 12" AK speaker. The main attraction however was the Telechron clock/timer made especially for Atwater Kent. I've included several pictures of it to show detail. There are 8 pairs of extendable connection pins that are inserted at the desired start time. Each of the first 7 pairs corresponds to a disc on the rear of the tuning assembly, which is aligned to a particular station. Potentially, all pins could be inserted at the same time. The radio would then switch between all stations twice in one day. The off pins are inserted when the radio is to turn itself off. A copy of the service manual showing how to set the stations is included.

Original finish, knobs, grill cloth and parts .. in fact everything is original. A very nice, untouched survivor. The cabinet finish has a few minor scratches and nicks but is generally in VG original condition with intact decal markings on the front panel. The chassis was carefully [and slowly] powered with a Variac and "sort of" works .. very weak reception. I'm sure it will need extensive electronic restoration. The electric tuning function [motor driven tuning] works which is a major plus for the potential restorer. Only one significant problem noted ... the shaft for manual tuning is frozen in place. I've oiled it but didn't want to try and force it free.

The cabinet measures approx 27" X 43" X 15" deep and it weighs a ton [not really but in excess of 100 pounds anyway]. At the moment I am offering local pick up or FREE DELIVERY to the May 9-11 Kutztown, PA radio meet or the June Beltsville, MD "Radioactivity" meet. I would certainly consider shipping this but it will require special packing & handling and would be very expensive! Pick up or delivery would be far preferable!!

My Policies:

I have been a collector of Scientific Instruments, Early Radios and Wireless era equipment for the past 40 years ... Discovered in 1996, got hooked on the conceptand have been a member of since 1997. I still attend many local and national radio meets every year and travel extensively. I will always try to describe items honestly and make every effort to make the the process smooth and pleasent for both parties. I have completed well over 5000 transactions {both buying and selling} during the last 14 years and intend to be here for a long time. Accurate descriptions, good pictures, GREAT packing and fair shipping practices are my goals to produce a great buying experience and happy, repeat customers.

Buyer to pay shipping, Insurance and/or tracking are included on any item over $30. PayPal is accepted and allows the use of credit cards.

Unlike many others I do not have a huge list of petty rules and threats for non compliance. It is all very simple...pay within the specified time and I will ship the item!

ALL INTERNATIONAL buyers WELCOME! No hidden fees. No charge to fill out customs forms! No extra fee if you pay with PayPal ! I will always work to find the lowest possible shipping costs. I get rather good discounts from FedEx International and sometimes can beat the USPS Priority Mail rates with far superior service.

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Winner prepays and shipping is extra. Payment should be received within5 days following the end of the sale. Thanks!!

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3. Please remember that this is an sale..items are NOT shipped on approval and returns are only accepted in therare instances where I may have missed a flaw ordescribed an item inaccurectly. The pictures form a major part of the sale descriptions and should be previewed closely before offerding.

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