STC 4014-A Lip Microphone (BBC Type L)

Made:
1937-1947 in England
maker:
Standard Telephones and Cables PLC
STC 4014-A Lip Microphone (BBC Type L)

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STC 4014-A Lip Microphone (BBC Type L)
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STC 4104-A (BBC Type L) lip microphone in fitted case, 1937-1947. Mic. Ser. No.123, equaliser Ser. No. 97.

A very early example of the "commentator's lip microphone" - a specially designed noise-cancelling ribbon microphone used by commentators in noisy environments. Includes type 110-LTA-69A equaliser, and stamped under the lid is 430-LTD-3A.

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/440
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 160 mm x 300 mm x 240 mm, 5.5 kg
type:
microphone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment