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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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
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.
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.