Category Archives: microphones

Radio Receptor Company Model 6B

I can’t find any information about this microphone on the internet — I believe it is from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s.  The label says “Radio Receptor Co. Model 6B Ser. 850” and it is currently available on eBay!

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RCA Model MI-6207 G Aeropressure

This interesting looking microphone almost looks like a pet dog or cat returning from the vet wearing the “cone of shame” — however there was nothing shameful about using one back in the day in a radio station or an amateur operator.  I recently sold this microphone on eBay for $102.  This link is a great resource for more information about this item:

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Posted by on June 17, 2015 in eBay, microphones, RCA


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Electro-Voice Carbon Button Microphone (AKA “The Staff of Ra”)

This 1920’s era Electro-Voice ring-mount carbon microphone looks a lot like the classic model 100-D, though it is not marked on the body as I have seen in other photos online.  Anyone know exactly what it is?  I’ve been calling it “The Staff of Ra” — with the stand it weighs almost 20 pounds, and when I move it around (especially in the kids’ messy playroom) I feel like I’m about to pinpoint the location of the Well of Souls.  But that’s just because I love Raiders of the Lost Ark, and has nothing to do with the microphone.

Update: this item sold on eBay for $389.00

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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in eBay, Electro-Voice, movies


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Electro-Voice Model 655

The candlestick style of the Electro-Voice model 655 was popular among broadcasters in front of the camera.  You can almost see Bob Barker using one to host The Price Is Right, though I believe he used a Sennheiser.  The item shown below sold on eBay for $104.06.

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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in eBay, Electro-Voice, microphones


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Shure Model EM10A

I’ve already had a Star Wars moment on this blog, but with the recent departure of conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie, I’ve been seeing more than my fair share of awesome Star Wars imagery on the Internets lately.  Maybe this is why the Shure push-to-talk micrphone Model EM10A (distributed by General Electric) reminds me of the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett?  It recently sold on eBay for $22.72.

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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in eBay, microphones, movies, Shure


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Kellogg US Army Signal Corps 1940’s Carbon Microphone

This Kellogg vintage carbon US Army Signal Corps “push to talk” microphone model T-32 is probably from the 1940’s.  It was probably used for radio and public broadcast, and recently sold on eBay for $22.50.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in eBay, Kellogg, microphones


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Turner Model SR90D-6

This handheld “push-to-talk” microphone from Turner was likely used by amateur radio operators and short wave communicators.  This looks like another good mic for talking Ted Striker down onto the runway.  It recently sold on eBay for $15.

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in eBay, microphones, movies, Turner


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