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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.

art by Dan LuVisi

 
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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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RCA “Double Button” Carbon Microphone

In the early days, many microphones looked like little desktop speakers.  This RCA “double button” style carbon microphone recently sold on eBay for $103.50.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in eBay, microphones, RCA

 

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American Microphone Company Model D4

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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Universal Microphone Company Model 200TC

I don’t know much about this microphone — it has a “steampunkish” appearance, and an ON/OFF thumb switch.  I’m guessing it was manufactured somewhere around the 1930’s or 40’s; it recently sold on eBay for $41.

 
 

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Turner Model CX

Turner made a number of microphones that became popular with harmonica players, including the Turner Challenger series (models BX, BD, CX, and CD).  The BX and CX were crystal microphones, while the BD and CD were dynamic.  The CX had a satin chrome finish; the one shown below recently sold on eBay for $64.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in eBay, harmonica, microphones, Turner

 

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