looking for the value of an Atwater Kent Model 55 Radio
I have a 1929 Atwater Kent Model 55 Radio built into a Kiel Table. The radio and cabinet are in good shape and functional. I am looking for an approximate value for this antique item.
I think those are priced by the pound! They are good looking, but they're not het, so they don't sound as good, nor do they pick up shortwave. (At least mine doesn't) And it's a good thing its working because those tar cans are not fun to get into. As for $$, I'm not sure...I think I paid $125 for mine.
About 4 years ago I sold a clean working model 55 for not much more then the model number.
Price depends on location. Around Ohio, they go for $150-250 depending on condition. The 55 chassis is a good performer. Although a TRF, it is sensitive and selective.
Or you could go to Ebay a look. They go nuts for those 55's in a Kiel table.
Hi, I purchased a Kiel Table with the A-K55C radio a year ago. I have it restored now. It is very pretty. I got it for $50.00 cash. The unit was showing its age and needed cleaning up. It came out of a basement in Long Island,NY. The book says it has a possible value of up to $350.00 if you can get it. I just like looking at it. I didn't get it for profit. Enjoy yours for a while!
Hi, I lean toward the higher numbers if reasonably good looking and functional. I would be happy to find a local one in the $200/$250 range.
I acquired an AK Kiel Table several years ago. It was in great original condition, was a personal pick up and the chassis had been carefully restored. I paid $300 for it, and was comfortable with this. I didn't acquire it for resale and had been looking for a nice example for quite awhile.
Like many large table top and consol radios, value depends on largely on how badly a buyer wants it, how much a seller is willing to sell it for, and where it is located. If I had a time machine, I could have bought one new for very little money. Unfortunately, I don't presently own such a machine and don't anticipate owning one in the near future, so sale or purchase figures that occurred years ago don't generally hold much significance to me.