STC 4037C moving coil microphone

Made:
circa 1961
maker:
Standard Telephones and Cables PLC

STC 4037C moving coil microphone, c.1961.

Its "neat and unobtrusive appearance", made possible by the microphone's slim shape and black shrivel enamel paint, meant these omnidirectional microphones were considered ideal for use in television studios and for television interviewing. 4037C is the short-body version of the 4037, the main sonic difference being that the shorter one is slightly less sensitive at lower frequencies. This example has been modified by the BBC with a captive cable fitted with a connector for a portable Uher reel-to-reel audio tape recorder.

Details

Category:
Television
Collection:
BBC Heritage Collection
Object Number:
2012-5118/452
Materials:
chromium plated, electronic components and enamel
Measurements:
overall: 136 mm x 25 mm x 25 mm, 37 mm, .198 kg
type:
microphone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment