NBC Microphone

Description (Brief)
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was the first major broadcast network in the United States. During the golden age of radio, NBC’s roster of stars included comedians Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, George Burns and Gracie Allen, singer Al Jolson, and conductor Arturo Toscanini. This microphone dates from the 1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microphone, inductor
microphone
date made
1931
maker
RCA Corporation
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 4 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
EM*311450
catalog number
311450
accession number
148157
model number
618-A
serial number
931
subject
1939 exhibit
Communications
Popular Entertainment
Radio broadcasts
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Work and Industry: Electricity
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from National Broadcasting Company, Inc.

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