Vintage 1930's Rare Webster Carbon Type 1201 Spring Microphone W Period Stand
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Vintage 1930's Rare Webster Carbon Type 1201 Spring Microphone W Period Stand:
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You are looking at a rare and unique 1930's era Webster model 1201 carbon microphone. This was a very common design for it's time and it comes with the painted brass period desk stand. This classic style of microphone was made by several American companies before disappearing altogether around the late 1930's.
I should note that the mic has not been tested. It's 100% original but the working condition is unknown?
This spring mic is in very good overall physical condition considering it's age as seen in the pictures provided. The mic shows very lite signs of wear on the polished nickel finish in the form of tiny scratches and tarnish. It has all of it's original components including the 8 original springs. They providelots of tension and keeping the mic dead center. These old spring mics are almost always missing a few springs or all the springs entirely.I don't know how to properly wire this mic so I really have no idea if there is any output at all? I would rate this mic an easy 7 + on a scale of 1 -10.
The mic comes with an original desk stand that is period to the mic. I don't know the model or make of the stand but it's solid brass with original black paint that shows typical wear. It's a much smaller stand but makes for a very stable platform. The stand is in good physical condition being free of any fractures. Just typical paint loss.
The actual Webster element is 3 inches across X 2 inches deep and the measurements with stand are 6 inches in height X 5 inches wide.
If you are a serious collector of vintage Americans mics then you know what a unique mic this is. She'll make an awesome display piece anywhere it sits in the home, studio or as always...
I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. International buyers are welcome as well. Buyer must pay within 24 hours or an unpaid case will be opened and item relisted. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.
If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for