Fig. 311 - Close up of the component assembling inside the steel made cabinet circa 1928.
Fig. 311A - The radio receiver in steel made cabinet.
In the beginning the steel cabinet was not well accepted by the consumer, as the most radio fans wanted a piece of funiture, not a laboratory apparatus.
In the later twenties, several manufactures in the USA, like Atwater Kent, launched in the market stampped out cabinets on sheet steel. To improve its appearance the manufacturers generallly used a combination of two-color crinckle finish and gold trimming developed by plastic artits as found in the early radio sets made by Philco. Fig. 311
The steel made cabinets had the advantage to facilitate the components assembling and by including one dial tuning system it was possible todeacrese the production costs drastically.
It is interesting to note that the first receivers for operation in the c AC line were supplied in steel made cabinets.