We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Kennedy Type 220
This is a early Kennedy Type 220 Intermediate Wave Receiver #4554. The Colin B. Kennedy Company out of San Francisco is among the most important makers of early radio equipment This unit was state of the are in 1921. Kennedy receivers were the favorites of experimenters, radio enthusiasts and some hams. There were some commercial users, especially early broadcast stations where the receivers were used as emergency frequency monitors required by early regulations. Kennedy receivers were built to a high quality standard which meant a high selling price... $1500