American Microphone Company Model D4

16 Feb

Due to the obvious resemblance, the 1940’s era D4 manufactured by the American Microphone Company belongs to a group of microphones known as “salt shakers.”  Relatively heavy and durable, it was commonly used for broadcast in the US military, and later became a favorite of harmonica players.  The item shown below recently sold on eBay for $73.51.  UPDATE: I think I spotted this microphone in the great American classic comedy Airplane!.  Photos below.


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3 responses to “American Microphone Company Model D4

  1. Anonymous

    September 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    That D4 is a hi-z mic with an amphenol coaxial button conector and the “Airplane” image is a lo-z Altec 632, shorter, but similar to the W/E and Altec 633 “salt shaker” mics.


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