Arthur Atwater was born in Burlington, Vermont back in 1873. In 1881, the family moved to Worchester, Massachusetts. His father was a doctor and a machinist. He was educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
He excelled in mechanics and drawing but not so much in chemistry, algebra and language. In 1921 he was already a successful businessman. In 1924 his company invested 2,000,000.00 in a plant at North Philadelphia covering 32 acres. In 1929, at the peak of the company he founded they employed 12,000 workers. In his lifetime he was awarded 5 U.S. Patents. He died in 1949 at the age of 75.
What you may not know about Arthur Atwater Kent is that he invented the Unisparker automobile ignition coil in 1921. It was the industry standard for 50 years. That same year he produced his first do-it-yourself radio components, by 1925 the Atwater Manufacturing Company was the largest maker of radios in the United States. Not bad, not bad at all. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.