Lip microphone Type L1, specially designed by the BBC and manufactured by Marconi, 1937. In box with equaliser.
In 1937, the BBC produced a Type B ribbon microphone design using improved magnets, enabling a much smaller overall size to be achieved, much appreciated for outside broadcast work. The Type B was adapted for use as a close-distance commentator's lip microphone designated L1.
- BBC Heritage Collection
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- electrical components, leather, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
overall (closed): 165 mm x 383 mm x 215 mm, 7.98 kg