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Old microphones are fun to look at.  Some of these actually sound quite good. Then again, there are some that make your cellular telephone seem like a high fidelity device.

One of the most sought after collector microphones


RCA 74B Junior Velocity Microphone (C 1946-49)


RCA Ribbon


"Uniaxial Ribbon Mic"


Bi-Directional Ribbon Microphone


Altec 21 B
Omni directional "Miniature" Condenser Microphone

Altec 639A "Bird Cage"


Shure Brothers Single Button Carbon Microphone

Carbon Microphone From WGN Chicago


ElectroVoice 650 Dynamic


Shure Model 51 Dynamic Mic

American DT-4 Dynamic Microphone

American DR-330 Ribbon & Dynamic Microphone

Shure Model 55
The original "Elvis Mic"

ElectroVoice 635
The Standard of TV News Reporting in the 1960's

Sony C-37 Condenser Mic

Turner Model 80 Crystal Mic
On a personal note, this is the first mic your Web Master ever purchased.  If memory serves well, it cost the princely sum of $15.95 about 1962.  It sounded awful.

American D9AT Uni-Directional Dynamic

Turner 999 Dynamic

Electro-Voice 664 Dynamic Cardioid
The "Buchanan Hammer"

Altec 660 Omni Directional Dynamic  (AKA "The Saltshaker.")

Webster Carbon Mic

Universal Carbon Mic

"Little Wonder" Carbon Mic