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93/335/15 Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970. Click to enlarge.

Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970

Made by Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, 1940-1970.

Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970.

Microphone and packaging. The microphone has an egg shaped chrome plated metal head with a fine grill over the front half. The swivel head is attached to a black hollow cylindrical handle with a hole in the bottom end. Black rubber covered electrical cord from back end of head with a maroon Bakelite one pronged plug. The packaging consists of a cylinder of plain car...

Summary

Object No.

93/335/15

Object Statement

Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970

Physical Description

Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970.

Microphone and packaging. The microphone has an egg shaped chrome plated metal head with a fine grill over the front half. The swivel head is attached to a black hollow cylindrical handle with a hole in the bottom end. Black rubber covered electrical cord from back end of head with a maroon Bakelite one pronged plug. The packaging consists of a cylinder of plain cardboard that fits over the head of the microphone, and a yellow cardboard box with a flip top. Printed on the top of the box in black 'Steane's Sound/Systems Pty Ltd/'ELLIPSOID'/Uni-directional speech type/VELOCITY MICROPHONE.

Marks

Maker's plate on microphone: ELLIPSOID/OUTPUT/OHMS.

Production

History

Notes

The projector and accessories were given to Mr and Mrs Stafford in about 1946 by Thomas Nichol soon after their marriage on the condition that it be used for church film nights as well as personal family use, which was until about 1970. Over this time Mr Stafford added to the collection of accessories.
Thomas Nichol gave the projector to Mr I Stafford in about 1946.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr I Stafford, 1993

Acquisition Date

23 September 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

Microphone and packaging, Ellipsoid, metal/rubber/cardboard/paper, Steanes Sound Systems Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, 1940-1970 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 September 2019, <https://ma.as/134285>

Wikipedia

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