This Shure Brown Bullet is a classic harp Vintage Microphone circa 1940's. This mike lacks the label which typically states "Shure Crystal Microphone, Specially Designed for Recording". The model numbers of this series vary between 9822A 9824B and 9922B, to my best knowledge. The Brown Bullet is a smaller versioned shelled mic compared to the Green Bullets (model 520) and fits very comfortably in one's hand.
"These mics along with the 707A's and other early crystal mics had a very high output crystal element with a huge bottom end. Unfortunately, it's very rare to find any of these in good working condition these days...Shure also made another bullet mic that used the same crystal element as the early 707A¡¯s. The mic was painted all brown, both shell and grille, and had a label that said, "Specially Designed for Recording" on it with a model # of 9822A but I know it also had another model # on some of them for some reason, which I believe was 9822B. I never collected many of these because finding one in good condition is difficult, and finding one that still works is a lot more difficult, but there are a few out there. They usually sell for a pretty good buck even though they're dead. I did eventually find a primo condition working 9822B which has fantastic tone and about as fat a low end as you'll ever hear from a crystal mic." (http://www.greenbulletmics.com/)
The mic has no output when tested. The cord is of cloth and it is frayed. Perhaps this is the problem although as stated crystals of this vintage rarely are functional, so presume this to be not working. There are few scratches on the body but the cosmetic condition is excellent in my view. The original brown stand is included and has the General Electric label.
There is very little additional information on this mike available on the internet.
The condition of this item is:
Tested Functioning Restored Physical Restored Electrical Rusted Threads Worn Cable Bad Screws Missing Dent*Scratch*Crack Been Dropped Smoke Free Logo intact Very Rare Vintage
The accessories for this item are:
Stand Included OEM Cable Set OEM Stand Inc
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