WWII USAAF T-17 Aircraft Lollipop Microphone. B-17 B-24. 1941
The T-17 Series of military communications microphone was designed by Shure Brothers, Inc. and became one of the most successful microphones used, especially in aircraft.
The markings on the body confirm this is a T-17 753 41 model which indicates that it has an aluminium body and was produced in 1941 making it an early example .
The microphone is in very good condition and is fitted with a Shure SW-109 press/talk button and with a PL-68 jack plug.
The plastic lead shows signs of cracking at one or two points but his can only be seen by close inspection. The lead is over 5ft long with a crack as shown about 14 inches from the jack plug. The lead could obviously be shortened depending on its intended uses. It would be possible to shorten it slightly at the jack plug end to remove the cracks.
Microphones such as these were used by aircrew in Aircraft such as the famous B-17 and B-24 and also in other applications such as Tank Crews
A nice early original example.
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