The Steanes Vintage Ribbon Microphone (The Ellipsoid) was manufactured in the 1946. This is the only other "bullet" shaped ribbon microphone that I know of. I would guess that it is pseudo-directional for a figure eight. This is a novel transducer and is of a novel design and style. This distinctive appearance is unlike any other mike that I have seen. In addition, this one comes with a long push-button hand-held attachment. Function is not assessed.

    Steanes (Steanes Sound Systems) was located in Melbourne in 1946 and later (1948) in Sydney Australia. Steanes and other Australian retailers of that era were reputed to re-sell imported microphones manufactured abroad and affixing their label and trademark to them. Very little is known about the company. If these were imported, it is not clear who the manufacturer might be as they are quite unique. Other Steanes microphones include the Torpedo RIbbon (1940's), Dynacard (1946) full floating moving coil, HandyMike (1946) dynamic and the Dynamike (1946) also dynamic. They also made a PA type crystal mike in the early 1950s.

    No Stand, Clip or Cord is provided.


 


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