Atwater Kent Model 511



This handsome Model 511 was manufactured in 1935 and sold for $190. It was an 11 tube, AC powered model that picked up short wave as well as standard broadcast and was called the "Tune-O-Matic". 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. Should you be unhappy with your selection you could remotely change stations from your easy chair without ever getting up. It accomplished this with a cabled remote control that let you select between seven preprogramed stations, turn the radio off, or return control back to the clock. However, to adjust the volume you still had to walk over to the front of the set.

A service manual and sells broucher can also be found on this web site.

These pictures provided courtesy of George Epple. He can be reached at

Return to Main Menu