Beautiful original Western Electric carbon button microphone salvaged from the projection booth of the famous Michigan Theatre in downtown Detroit. It stands 7.5” tall and the ring has an outside diameter of 5.75′. The microphone would have been used in conjunction with the 1920s Western Electric Vitaphone sound system to make announcements in the auditorium. The mic was found packed away on the very top of a shelf in the projection booth in a small box and wrapped in a piece of cloth. Although well protected the extreme temperature fluctuations had caused the black wrinkle finish to fall away from the metal, so I carefully cleaned and repainted the frame using the same type of paint. I also cleaned the mic element which still shows some oxidation on some areas of the nickel plated steel. Very cool memento from what may be the most beautiful and surreal derelict movie theater in the country. Please take a look at my other auctions, I will be listing a wide variety of antique technology items and movie theater memorabilia over the next several days! The item “Vitaphone Microphone Michigan Movie Theater Detroit Western Electric 20s vintage” is in sale since Monday, December 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Vintage Pro Audio Equipment”. The seller is “tomthewom” and is located in Clarksville, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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