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Vintage microphones: Monarch TM-16 (Japan), the huge Stromberg-Carlson 12, USA. Center: the most well-known of all the 'Elvis' mikes, having appeared on a US postage stamp. (Shure 55C, USA). Next, the amazing Astatic 600S with a plastic grille and chrome fins! Last is the RCA 74B 'Junior Velocity' microphone from the 1940s (USA). From 'Microphones' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/microphones.htm

Above left is the Monarch TM-16 (Japan). The big tank next to it is the Stromberg-Carlson 12, USA. In the center is the most well-known of all the “Elvis” mikes, having appeared on a US postage stamp. It’s the Shure 55C (USA). Next, the rare and wonderful Astatic 600S with a plastic grille and chrome fins! Last is the RCA 74B “Junior Velocity” microphone from the 1940s (USA).

Photographed at right, left to right are the Shure 705A “Ultra Wide Range Crystal” microphone (USA), next (in front) is the Astatic JT-30 (USA), and behind it a Shure crystal microphone, the 730B, followed by the Neat TM-3 dynamic mike from Onkyo Denki (Japan), and last is the Universal “5MM Velocity” microphone (USA).

Below left is the Shure “Uniron” 330, a variant of the Shure SM33 model Johnny Carson used on The Tonight Show for many years (USA).


Antique Collectible Microphones: Shure 705A 'Ultra Wide Range Crystal' microphone (USA), next (in front) is the Astatic JT-30 (USA), and behind it a Shure crystal microphone, the 730B, followed by the Neat TM-3 dynamic mike from Onkyo Denki (Japan), and last is the Universal '5MM Velocity' microphone (USA). From 'Microphones' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/microphones.htm

Vintage Collectible Microphones: Shure 'Uniron' 330, a variant of the Shure SM33 model Johnny Carson used on The Tonight Show for many years (USA). Kent DM-17 (Japan), a mini knockoff of the famed RCA 77. Next is a Realistic 33-999 from Radio Shack (Japan), Shure 300 (USA), and the stylish and interesting Calrad DM-18 (Japan). From 'Microphones' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/microphones.htm

Photographed at left, next to the Shure 330 is the Kent DM-17 (Japan)–a mini knockoff of the famed RCA 77, Next is a Realistic 33-999 from Radio Shack (Japan), Shure 300 (USA), and Calrad DM-18 (Japan).

Below: Aiwa CM-30 stereo condenser microphone with flip stand (Japan), Shure Spher-O-Dyne PE53 (USA), Electro-Voice 666 (USA), Electro-Voice RE15 (USA) —also well-known as an “Elvis mike,” Altec 683B (USA), Shure 585SAV Unisphere A with volume control (USA), a tiny ball mike on a tie clasp with no name or other markings but is probably from Japan, Universal “Handi-Mike” 200-TC (USA), and the Legend IC/TMC-IT Buships Stock No. S17-M-1876-897, which looks like a Turner 99 and probably is.


Collectible Vintage Microphones Aiwa CM-30 stereo condenser microphone (Japan), Shure Spher-O-Dyne PE53 (USA), Electro-Voice 666 (USA), Electro-Voice RE15 (USA)-another 'Elvis mike,' Altec 683B (USA), Shure 585SAV Unisphere A (USA), tiny ball mike on tie clasp ( Japan), Universal 'Handi-Mike' 200-TC (USA), and the Legend IC/TMC-IT Buships (Turner 99). From 'Microphones' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/microphones.htm