STC 4038 Microphone

Made:
c. 1950
maker:
Standard Telephones and Cables PLC
STC 4038 Microphone

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STC 4038 Microphone
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STC 4038 Ribbon Microphone (in fitted case).

This bi-directional ribbon microphone was widely used across the BBC for recording and transmission. It was designed by STC as a cheaper alternative to the BBC PGS/1 microphone, which was too costly to make commercially.

This microphone was so popular that they continue to be produced today, by Coles Electroacoustics.

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/435
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), chromium plated, electronic components and enamel
type:
microphone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment