Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Hail to the Chief!: NIB (New in Bag) Turner Crystal Microphone, Cedar Rapids Iowa

I forgot about this one I had stashed away in the back of the closet: A mint, New in Bag, Turner Model 808 Crystal Microphone, with perfect cloth-covered cord, early Ferrari radiator grille rendered in battleship grey, and attached caution:

Do not remove the screws in this instrument nor open it in any way as the
response will be seriously affected and the Guarantee Voided.
The Turner Company
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Click on the image of this photogenic mini-tombstone - here seemingly photographed on the same mid-century red backdrop used in the famous Marilyn Monroe calendars - for a very close up view.

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