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Object ID # 1990.021.015
Object Name Speaker
Title Atwater-Kent Type E Radio Speaker
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Credit line In Memory of Edwin Miller
Date 1920s?
Year Range to 1936
Artist Atwater-Kent
Made Atwater-Kent
Place of Origin United States of America
Description ATWATER-KENT Type E radio speaker, 1920s. The patent number is 73261, while the serial number is 958784. It has a circular upper area with spoke-like decoration on one side and five cloth areas that are also circular. The front of the speaker has a cast openwork metal piece that is reminiscent of a six-petalled flower.

Provenance Made by Atwater-Kent.
Formerly owned by Caroline and John Miller. Caroline's parents were Jacob and Elizabetha Ruppenthal. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, in Normanby Township, Grey County.
Last owned by Dorothy Miller (neƩ Miller), who was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse. They were twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller.
Collection Telecommunication Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Fabric/Paint
Dimensions H-18.504 W-17.717 inches
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Miller, John & Caroline
Subjects Radios
Radio industry
Communication
Broadcasting
Function A speaker device, that would be used in conjunction with a radio receiver. This one was formerly used in a rural Grey County farmhouse.