Offerred for your consideration is one Vintage Universal Carbon Spring-Mount Double Button Microphone, Model BB, with a 24 Kt Gold Diaphragm and golden casing in mint condition; circa 1920's. This model microphone was used in public address systems of the time coincident with the early days of broadcasting.

    Herbert Hoover is pictured at this type of mike frequently looking sad and overwhelmed by the depressed economy. Unfortunately, the technology didn't help him resolve the calamity nor could he soothe the public angst.

    Fortunately, FDR did better.

    Although he, eventually, used higher fidelity mics:



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