‘Collection of Twelve American Modernist Microphones’, circa 1925-1946, Sotheby's: Important Design

A definitive survey of the form, comprising:
Western Electric, Model 1D Carbon Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1925, in brass and cast iron
Webster, Carbon Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1930, in chromium-plated brass
Amperite, Model SR80 Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1935, in chromium-plated brass
Rauland, Model W1248 Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1937, in chromium-plated brass and bakelite
RCA, Model 44B Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, designed by John Vassos, 1937, in chromium-plated brass
RCA, Model 77B Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, designed by John Vassos, 1937, in chromium-plated brass and bakelite
Electrovoice, Model 731 Cardyne Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1938, in chromium-plated brass
Altec, Model 639, Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, 1938, in chromium-plated brass
Shure, Model 550 Cardoid Unnidyne Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1939, in chromium-plated brass
American, Model D9 Dynamic Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1939, chromium-plated brass
Turner, Model 101 Dynamic Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1939, in chromium-plated brass
Amperite, Model RBHG Ribbon Microphone and Floor Stand, circa 1946, in cast and polished aluminum and chromium-plated brass

Dimensions: tallest: 63 in. (160.1 cm) high

Private Collection, New York
Sotheby’s New York, December 17, 2009, lot 252
Acquired from the above by the present owner